Literary Philosophers: Irving Singer and George Santayana


In lieu of an abstract, here is the article's first paragraph: The noted philosopher and Santayana scholar Irving Singer, author of the magisterial three-volume work The Nature of Love, died on February 1, 2015, aged 89. Singer was born in Brooklyn on December 24, 1925, and served in World War II. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard in 1948, under the G.I. Bill. The following year he wed Josephine Fisk, an opera singer with whom he had four children. They spent a year at Oxford (1949–1950), during which time Singer read The Last Puritan, and in 1950 they took a trip to Italy to meet its author. This trip is related in detail in the delightful article, “A Pilgrimage to Santayana,” which can be found in Singer’s 2000 book George Santayana, Literary Philosopher, an essential work for anyone interested in the life and thought of Santayana.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 74,569

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

  • Only published works are available at libraries.

Similar books and articles

Irving Singer.Tim Madigan - 2015 - Overheard in Seville 33 (33):78-79.
The Essential Santayana: Selected Writings.Martin A. Coleman (ed.) - 2009 - Indiana University Press.
The Rational Society, A Critical Study of Santayana's Social Thought.Beth J. Singer - 1970 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 7 (2):127-129.
Santayana's Aesthetics.Morris Weitz - 1959 - Philosophical Review 68 (1):121.


Added to PP

8 (#980,226)

6 months
7 (#108,712)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references