The Ethics of Detachment in Santayana’s Philosophy

  • Michael Brodrick

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 157-174

About this book


Knowing that we are finite, how can we live to the fullest? Philosopher George Santayana suggested 'spirituality' enables us to enjoy what we have. This book clarifies and extends Santayana's account of spirituality, while suggesting how the detachment of spirituality can relieve human suffering, enrich our lives, and make us better human beings.


Santayana Schopenhauer Kierkegaard William James spirituality transcendence psychology religion mysticism inner peace ultimate value good life good death finitude detachment ethics philosophy

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Brodrick
    • 1
  1. 1.Miami UniversityUSA

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