The Life of Reason volume 1


Read by Fredrik Karlsson

The Life of Reason, subtitled "the Phases of Human Progress", is a book published in five volumes from 1905 to 1906, by Spanish-born American philosopher George Santayana (1863-1952). It consists of Reason in Common Sense, Reason in Society, Reason in Religion, Reason in Art, and Reason in Science. The work is considered to be the most complete expression of Santayana's moral philosophy [...]. Santayana's philosophy is strongly influenced by the materialism of Democritus and the refined ethics of Aristotle, with a special emphasis on the natural development of ideal ends. The Life of Reason is sometimes considered to be one of the most poetic and well-written works of philosophy in Western history. To supply but a single example, the oft-quoted aphorism of Santayana's, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it," may be found on p. 284 of Reason in Common Sense. (Introduction by Wikipedia) (9 hr 48 min)

Chapters

Introduction (all volumes), part 1 13:04 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Introduction (all volumes), part 2 16:16 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Introduction (all volumes), part 3 16:34 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Introduction (all volumes), part 4 17:13 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 1: The Birth of Reason, part 1 12:05 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 1: The Birth of Reason, part 2 12:41 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 2: First Steps and First Fluctuations… 15:51 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 2: First Steps and First Fluctuations… 14:27 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 3: The Discovery of Natural Objects, … 20:02 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 3: The Discovery of Natural Objects, … 20:31 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 4: On Some Critics of this Discovery,… 21:55 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 4: On Some Critics of this Discovery,… 19:12 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 4: On Some Critics of this Discovery,… 15:45 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 4: On Some Critics of this Discovery,… 15:23 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 5: Nature Unified and Mind Discerned,… 17:15 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 5: Nature Unified and Mind Discerned,… 21:48 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 6: Discovery of Fellow-minds, part 1 14:36 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 6: Discovery of Fellow-minds, part 2 17:34 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 6: Discovery of Fellow-minds, part 3 15:36 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 7: Concretions in Discourse and Exist… 14:00 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 7: Concretions in Discourse and Exist… 18:12 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 7: Concretions in Discourse and Exist… 16:32 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 8: On the Relative Value of Things an… 20:40 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 8: On the Relative Value of Things an… 20:57 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 9: How Thought is Practical, part 1 16:50 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 9: How Thought is Practical, part 2 17:58 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 9: How Thought is Practical, part 3 14:37 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 9: How Thought is Practical, part 4 15:29 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 10: The Measure of Values in Reflecti… 19:52 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 10: The Measure of Values in Reflecti… 21:16 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 11: Some Abstract Conditions of the I… 10:00 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 11: Some Abstract Conditions of the I… 15:42 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 12: Flux and Constancy in Human Natur… 16:02 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 12: Flux and Constancy in Human Natur… 16:02 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Volume I: Reason in Common Sense. Chapter 12: Flux and Constancy in Human Natur… 16:45 Read by Fredrik Karlsson