15th Jan until 5th March

12 noon, Course of lectures on Aesthetics, the Aula, Blackfriars Hall Oxford.

Eight lectures in all. The topics are:

1. The idea of beauty.                                     5. The nature of expression.

2. The idea of the aesthetic.                           6. Form and content.

3. The concept of art.                                     7. Art and morality.

4. The nature of representation.                     8. Judgment and criticism.

2pm Graduate Seminar, held in Beaumont Street, Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford.

21st Feb - Talk to students, the Politics Society, Peterhouse College, Cambridge

25th Feb - Talk to students, the Cerebus Society, Balliol College Oxford

11th – April 25th March - Visiting Professor, University of St Andrews

Two lectures per week, Mondays and Thursdays.

3rd April - Groningen Institute of Philosophy (GRIPH), University of Groningen, Utrecht, Holland. 3rd Annual Lecture

4th May - Keynote address The Culture Wars and Why They Matter

Annual Civitas Conference, Vancouver, British Colombia, Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

5th May- Public Talk on Beauty organized by Redeemer Pacific College

Downtown Vancouver, tickets will be available to purchase.

7th May - Bigham Young University, Salt Lake City

'Scientism and Culture' Wheatley Institution, Vancouver.

5th – 8th July - Prague, Czech Republic

9th – 12th July - Brno, Czech Republic

15th – 17th Sept - Forum 2000 Prague

14th, 15th & 17th Oct - Charles E. Test, M.D. Distinguished Lecture Series, Princeton University

Latest Articles

Celebrating the Philosopher of Beauty - Epoch Times, April 17

To read the full article by Milene Fernandez at The Epoch Times please use the link below.  http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2240656-celebrating-the-philosopher-of-beauty/?utm_expid=.5zxdwnfjSHaLe_IPrO6c5w.0&utm_referrer=

Fight or flight: Strategies for traditional Conservatives - The Economist Mar 17

Does conservatism aim to uphold or to transform society? Across the West, the political right is split. Some conservatives back a status quo of globalised economies and live-and-let-live societies. Others...

Populism, VII: Representation & the people. The New Criterion Mar 17

Looking back over the events of 2016, liberal-minded commentators are apt to sound a warning against “populism,” a disorder that they observe everywhere on the right of the political spectrum....

The Russian way of lying. Spectator Life Mar 17

Perhaps the most famous paradox discovered by the Greek philosophers is that of ‘the liar’. A Cretan says that all Cretans are liars: if what he says is true, then...

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

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

14 June - The Wagner Circle, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

22 June - The Festival of Higher Education, Wellington College

29 June - 'How to be a Conservative' The Berlin Conservative Library

11 June - Open Farm Sunday

24-27 Aug - Alpine Fellowship Annual Symposium, Venice

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