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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.

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. 

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.

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.

roger-scruton-england-an-elegyContinuum (2001) 

In this poignant and personal tribute Roger Scruton gives an account of England which is both an illuminating analysis of its institutions and culture, and a celebration of its virtues.

roger-scruton-spinoza-great-philosopherRoutledge (1999)

Philosophy is one of the most intimidating and difficult of disciplines, as any of its students can attest. This book is an important entry in a distinctive new series from Routledge: "The Great Philosophers."

roger-scruton-aesthetic-musicOUP (1999)
What is music, what is its value, and what does it mean? In this stimulating volume, Roger Scruton offers a comprehensive account of the nature and significance of music from the perspective of modern philosophy.

roger-scruton-on-huntingYellow Jersey Press (1998)

Modern people are as given to loving, fearing, fleeing, and pursuing other species as were their hunter-gatherer forebears.

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Recent Books

The Ring of Truth

The Ring of Truth

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...

Confessions of a Heretic

Confessions of a Heretic

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...

On Human Nature

On Human Nature

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,...

2017 Events

30 March - Buckingham Philosophy Group with Simon Blackburn

3 April - 'The Achievements of Roger Scruton' James Madison Programme, Princeton University

4 April - US publication of Confessions of a Heretic

5 April - Collegium Insitution Luncheon Seminar at the University of Pennsylvania

6 April - 'Virtue & The Arts- The Wheatley Institute, Utah

3 May - Buckingham Philosophy Group with Sebastian Gardner

17 May - 'Literature Matters' Bloomsbury Institute panel discussion

18 May - Buckingham Philosophy Group with Anthony O'Hear

22-28 May - Paris

1-3 June - Brain Bar Festival, Budapest

8 June - Buckingham Philosophy Group with Robert Grant

6 July - Graduation Talk, Kings School, Chester

30 July - 8 Aug - Scrutopia Summer School

27 Mar - Oxford Literary Festival

18 Apr - 'Crisis of Liberty in the West' The Legatum Institute

19 Apr - 'Freedom of Speech' The Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor

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