Zigmond M. Lebensohn

  • Zigmond M. Lebensohn


In the early 1930s I heard a lecture in which a University of Chicago philosopher tried to describe George Santayana’s then current ideas about the existence of a Deity. Santayana, who was born a Spanish Catholic, had become, at that period of his life, something of an atheist. The lecturer tried several times to catch the essence of Santayana’s beliefs and finally emerged with the following summation: “Santayana,” he said, “is one of those curious philosphers who believes there is no God but that the Virgin Mary is his mother!”


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zigmond M. Lebensohn
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatrySibley Memorial HospitalUSA
  2. 2.Georgetown University School of MedicineUSA

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