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Reason in art : the life of reason / George Santayana.

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  • ISBN: 9781481574471 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1481574477 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 44 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : 2014.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Bernard Mayes.
Summary, etc.:
In Reason in Art, Santayana explores the social and psychological origins of art. He examines its moral and ideal functions, its lapses into tastelessness, and the distinctive character of music, speech, poetry, and prose. The Spanish-born philosopher sees art as part of the broader human context, concluding that art prepares "the world to receive the soul and the soul to master the world."
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Aesthetics.
Arts > Philosophy.

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