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roger-scruton-philosopher-on-dover-beachBloomsbury (2009)

Roger Scruton is one of the outstanding British philosophers of the post-war years. Why then is he at best ignored and at worst reviled? Part of the reason is that he is an unapologetic conservative in the tradition of Edmund Burke.

Wagner's Parsifal: The Music of Redemption

‘Wagner’s Parsifal – The Music of Redemption’ 

This short but penetrating book, by a writer who was uniquely both a leading philosopher and musicologist, shows us how Wagner achieves this profound work, explaining the story, its musical ideas, and their coming together into a sublime whole which gives us the musical equivalent of forgiveness and closure. There are few writers who can so enhance our understanding of one of the greatest works in western music.

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Beaufort Books  (October 2018)

As the lights that have guided us go out, people begin to wander in the twilight, seeking their place of belonging. In these stories, set in recent times, but before the blinding glare of social media, Roger Scruton describes the remembered landscapes of people who are not where they belong, and not quite where they wished to be.

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Bloomsbury  (August 2018)

Music as an Art begins by examining music through a philosophical lens, engaging in discussions about tonality, music and the moral life, music and cognitive science and German idealism, as well as recalling the author's struggle to encourage his students to distinguish the qualities of good music.

Where we areBloomsbury (November 2017)

Addressing one of the most politically turbulent periods in modern British history, philosopher Roger Scruton asks how, in these circumstances, we can come to define our identity, and what in the coming years will hold us together.

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Profile Books (August 2017)

Roger Scruton looks at the central ideas of conservatism over the centuries. He examines conservative thinking on civil society, the rule of law and the role of the state on the one hand; and freedom (including freedom of expression and association), morality, equality, property and rights on the other. 

OnHumanNature

Princeton University Press (February 2017)

In this short book, acclaimed writer and philosopher Roger Scruton presents an original and radical defense of human uniqueness. Confronting the views of evolutionary psychologists, utilitarian moralists, and philosophical materialists such as Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett, Scruton argues that human beings cannot be understood simply as biological objects. 

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Penguin Books (June 2016)

Richard Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung is one of the greatest works of art created in modern times, and has fascinated both critics and devotees for over a century and a half.

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Notting Hill Editions (March 2016)

Twelve hard-hitting essays arising from a decade of engagement with the public culture of Britain and America that touch on matters of concern to all intelligent people, in the volatile times in which we live.

roger-scruton-fools-frauds-firebrandsBloomsbury (Oct 2015)

The thinkers who have been most influential on the attitudes of the New Left are examined in this study by one of the leading critics of leftist orientations in modern Western civilization.

roger-scruton-green-philosophyAtlantic Books (January 2012)

The environment has long been the undisputed territory of the political Left, which has seen the principal threats to the earth as issuing from international capitalism,

roger-scruton-the-uses-of-pessimismAtlantic Books (2010)

The argument of this book proposes  that the tragedies and disasters of the history of the European continent have been the consequences of a false optimism and the fallacies that derive from it.

a dove descendingSinclair-Stevenson (1991)

From Cyprus to the Hebrides, from London to Prague-Roger Scruton's stories cover a wide geographical area and yet a wider psychological terrain. 

 

 

roger-scruton-beautyOUP (2009)

Roger Scruton explores this timeless concept, asking what makes an object--either in art, in nature, or the human form--beautiful.

roger-scruton-i-drink-therefore-i-amContinuum (2009)

The ancients had a solution to the alcohol problem, which was to wrap the drink in religious rituals, to treat it as the incarnation of a god, and to marginalize disruptive behaviour as the god's doing, not the worshipper's.

roger-scruton-gentle-regretsContinuum (2006)

Roger Scruton is Britain's best known intellectual dissident, who has defended English traditions and English identity against an official culture of denigration.

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