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Knowledge is not eating, and we cannot expect to devour and possess what we mean. Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace.


George Santayana


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Man of letters

Santayana's one novel The Last Puritan is a bildungsroman—that is a novel that centers on the personal growth of the protagonist. He had saved money and been aided by a legacy from his mother. While his writings on technical philosophy can be difficult his other writings are far more accessible and pithy.

At the age of forty-eight Santayana left his position at Harvard and returned to Europe permanently never to return to the United States. ". He said that he stood in philosophy "exactly where [he stood] in daily life.

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