George, eigtl. Jorge Ruiz de S. y Borrás, 1863, 1952, US-amerik. Dichter u. Philosoph span. Herkunft; versuchte eine Verbindung von Naturalismus u. Platonismus.
(1863-1952) Spanish-born US philosopher and critic. He developed his philosophy based on naturalism and taught that everything has a natural basis.
Born in Madrid, Santayana grew up in Spain and the US and graduated from Harvard University. He taught at Harvard 1889–1912. His books include The Life of Reason 1905–06, Skepticism and Animal Faith 1923, The Realm of Truth 1937, Background of My Life 1945; volumes of poetry; and the best-selling novel The Last Puritan 1935.