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- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99
Beauty can be consoling, disturbing, sacred, profane; it can be exhilarating, appealing, inspiring, chilling. It can affect us in an unlimited variety of ways. Yet it is never viewed with indifference. In this Very Short Introduction the renowned philosopher Roger Scruton explores the concept of beauty, asking what makes an object - either in art,... more...
- Orion 2011; Not Available
Born to be misunderstood, Spinoza was a man whose theology was banned for Godlessness. The very virtuosity of his reasoning left logicians unsettled, while even to professional thinkers in our own time, Spinoza has seemed too clever by half. And yet, as Roger Scruton shows in this strikingly readable introduction to the man and his... more...