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- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 17.95
A Short History of Modern Philosophy is a lucid, challenging and up-to-date survey of the philosophers and philosophies from the founding father of modern philosophy, René Descartes, to the most important and famous philosopher of the twentieth century, Ludwig Wittgenstein. Roger Scruton has been widely praised for his success in making the history... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 20.95
Discover for yourself the pleasures of philosophy! Written both for the seasoned student of philosophy as well as the general reader, the renowned writer Roger Scruton provides a survey of modern philosophy. Always engaging, Scruton takes us on a fascinating tour of the subject, from founding father Descartes to the most important and famous philosopher... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 9.99
Kant is arguably the most influential modern philosopher, but also one of the most difficult. Roger Scruton tackles his exceptionally complex subject with a strong hand, exploring the background to Kant's work and showing why the "Critique of Pure Reason" has proved so enduring. more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 9.99
Benedict de Spinoza tried to reconcile the conflicting demands of his epoch and present a vision of humanity as simultaneously bound by necessity and eternally free. This book analyzes his thought and shows its relevance to today's intellectual preoccupations. more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 18.99
Argues that "Tristan und Isolde" has profound religious meaning. Blending philosophy, criticism and musicology, the author shows the work is as relevant as it was to Wagner's contemporaries. His analysis touches on the nature of tragedy, the significance of ritual sacrifice, and the meaning of redemption. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 23.00
This new edition takes stock of the revolutionary changes that have taken place since the dictionary was first published in 1982. 1790 entries cover every aspect of political thought providing an indispensable guide to the thought, the wisdom and the folly of modern politics by one of the most lucid philosophers of our time. more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 1999; US$ 15.00
"Philosophy's the 'love of wisdom', can be approached in two ways: by doing it, or by studying how it has been done," so writes the eminent philosopher Roger Scruton. In this user-friendly book, he chooses to introduce philosophy by doing it. Taking the discipline beyond theory and "intellectualism," he presents it in an empirical, accessible, and... more...
- Encounter Books 2010; US$ 23.95
An essential volume of essays commissioned by the American Spectator and edited by the philosopher Roger Scruton, Liberty and Civilization examines the intellectual and spiritual traditions of our belief in individual liberty, from its Judeo Christian origins on through Enlightenment philosophy. As we are confronted by belligerent atheism at home... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 21.99
Ranging widely over human history and culture, from ancient Greece to the current global economic downturn, Scruton makes a counterintuitive yet persuasive case that optimists and idealists -- with their ignorance about the truths of human nature and human society, and their naive hopes about what can be changed -- have wrought havoc for centuries.... more...