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.

roger-scruton-guide-to-philosophyPenguin Books (1996)
"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.

roger-scruton-animal-rights-wrongsContinuum (1996, 1998, 3rd ed 2000)

A revised and improved edition of a book in continuing demand.

Do animals have rights? If not, do we have duties towards them? If so, what duties?

roger-scruton-philosopher-on-dover-beachSt. Augustine's Press (1989)

In this collection of previously published essays, Scruton casts his philosophically conservative mind over a variety of subjects from Hegel to politics, from literature to art, and from aesthetics to the deficiencies of analytic philosophy.

roger-scruton-a-land-held-hostage-lebanon-and-the-westThe Claridge Press, London (1987)

In this book, published in 1987 during the course of Lebanon's civil wars, Roger Scruton explains and defends the old settlement of Lebanon, and the emergence in modern times of the only Arab country in which politicians gained and relinquished office without the aid of bullets.

roger-scruton-the-aesthetic-understandingSt. Augustine's Press (1983, new ed. 1997)

Brings together essays on the philosophy of art in which a philosophical theory of aesthetic judgment is tested and developed through its application to particular examples.

roger-scruton-short-history-modern-philosophyRoutledge (1982, 1995, 3rd ed, 2001)

In this classic introductory work, Scruton takes us on us on a fascinating tour of the subject, from founding father Descartes to the most important and famous philosopher of the twentieth century, Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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Latest Articles

An Apology for thinking - 11 April 19 - The Spectator

This article was originally published on The Spectator’s UK website. I recently gave an interview to the New Statesman, on the assumption that, as the magazine’s former wine critic I would...

Roger Scruton on why conservatism is better for the environment, FT - March 19

 An interview with Jane Owen in advance of the FT Oxford Literary Festival, the full article can be read online here.  https://www.ft.com/content/43e6ef1e-464b-11e9-a965-23d669740bfb  

Le Figaro - March 19

Earlier this month, Roger spoke with Eugenie Bastie for Le Figaro - Click here to read the article.

BBC Radio 4 Any Questions? 22 Feb 19

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs political debate from Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, with a panel consisting of Robert Buckland MP, Baroness Smith, Chuka Umunna MP and Sir Roger Scruton. Listen back to the...

Recent Books

Souls in the Twilight

Beaufort Books  (October 2018) As the lights that have guided us go out, people begin to wander in the twilight, seeking their place of belonging. In these stories, set in...

Music as an Art

Bloomsbury  (August 2018) Music as an Art begins by examining music through a philosophical lens, engaging in discussions about tonality, music and the moral life, music and cognitive science and German...

Where We Are: The State of Britain Now

Where We Are: The State of Britain Now

Bloomsbury (November 2017) Addressing one of the most politically turbulent periods in modern British history, philosopher Roger Scruton asks how, in these circumstances, we can come to define our identity,...

2019 Events

Wed 31st Jul - Fri 9th Aug - 2019 Scrutopia Summer School

Thur 29th Aug - Sun 1st Sept - Scrutopia Alumni Meeting 

Fri 26 - Sat 27th April - CRASSH conference, Cambridge

Sat 15th June - Philosophy Day

Thurs 19th Sept - ISI Gala for Western Civilization, Philadelphia

May - Academic Freedom under Threat: What's to be Done? Oxford Conference