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  • How to be a conservativeby Roger Scruton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 23.99

    What does it mean to be a conservative in an age so sceptical of conservatism? How can we live in the presence of our 'canonized forefathers' at a time when their cultural, religious and political bequest is so routinely rejected? With soft left-liberalism as the dominant force in Western politics, what can conservatives now contribute to public debate... more...

  • A Short History of Modern Philosophyby Roger Scruton

    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...

  • Kantby Roger Scruton

    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...

  • Spinozaby Roger Scruton

    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...

  • Death-devoted Heartby Roger Scruton

    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...

  • The Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Political Thoughtby Roger Scruton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 22.00

    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...

  • AN Intelligent Person's Guide to Philosophyby Roger Scruton

    Penguin Group US 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...

  • Culture Countsby Roger Scruton

    Encounter Books 2007; US$ 20.00

    Renowned philosopher Roger Scruton defends Western culture against its internal critics and external enemies, and argues that rumours of its death are seriously exaggerated. more...

  • The Uses of Pessimismby Roger Scruton

    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...

  • Beautyby Roger Scruton

    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...