Full Name: Jorge Augustin Nicolas Ruiz de Santayana y Borras
Hometown: Madrid, Spain
Fave Subjects: Art and Beauty, How To Be Good, Truth and Knowledge, Human Minds
- Wrote more than 20 books, including philosophy, novels, poems, plays and essays
- was a professor at Harvard
- traveled all over Europe
- famous for his clever sayings
- drew cartoons and did a bit of acting
How does thinking about art and beauty help us to understand other things?
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