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DOMINIONS AND POWERS by George Santayana Kirkus Star


by George Santayana

Pub Date: June 15th, 1951
Publisher: Scribner

A magnificent summation and restatement of his life philosophy, this work -- presumably the last by the aging Santayana -- is must reading for philosophers, scholars, poets and Santayana devoters. As the last work of a great creative master it is comparable to Beethoven's The purpose of this work is to deal mostly with politics -- for Santayana an all-inclusive field. Through the last war the "actual import of Dominions and Powers in the political world" was forced on him, and random notes gathered over a period of thirty years were unified by a guiding intui The work is ranged under three the Rational Order, corresponding within this framework are chapters and poetic and transce memorial to the distinguished philosophy poet.