Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Roger Scruton ― On Being a Conservative Today

Roger Scruton, FBA, FSL, is a professor of philosophy at the University of St. Andrews and a fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. For twenty years, he was a professor of aesthetics at Birkbeck College, London, and he also held positions at Cambridge and Oxford. In 2010, he gave the Gifford Lectures in St. Andrews, while in 2011 he gave the Stanton Lectures in the Divinity School at the University of Cambridge. The author of more than thirty books, he has published recently The Soul of the World (Princeton, 2014), The Face of God (Continuum, 2012), The Uses of Pessimism (Oxford, 2009) and Beauty (Oxford, 2010).