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Irving Singer Library

The Irving Singer Library makes available Irving Singer's classic works on philosophy and aesthetics, with new prefaces by the author, as well as his more recent books on these topics. For 55 years, Irving Singer (1925 - 2015) was professor of philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Singer published books on a wide variety of topics, including cinema, love, sexuality, opera, creativity, and the philosophy of George Santayana. He also wrote extensively about the film directors Ingmar Bergman, Alfred Hitchcock, Jean Renoir, and Orson Welles. His books have been translated into numerous languages.