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  1. Roger Scruton (forthcoming). Imagination. Modern Philosophy: An Introduction and Survey.
     
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  2. Roger Scruton (2014). Music and Cognitive Science. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 75:231-247.
  3. Roger Scruton (2014). The Meaning of Conservatism. St. Augustines Press.
     
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  4. Roger Scruton (2013). Our Love for Animals. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 10 (4):479-484.
    Love does not necessarily benefit its object, and cost-free love may damage both object and subject. Our love of animals mobilises several distinct human concerns and should not be considered always as a virtue or always as a benefit to the animals themselves. We need to place this love in its full psychological, cultural, and moral context in order to assess what form it ought to take if animals are to benefit from it.
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  5. Roger Scruton (2012). Confessions of a Sceptical Francophile. Philosophy 87 (04):477-495.
    In post-war France we have witnessed an upsurge in philosophical and quasi-philosophical literature, much of it nonsense and all of it radically politicised. What is the explanation of this? I advance the thesis that the post-1968 literary scene expresses a bid for a new kind of social membership, and that it is the hunger for membership that explains not only the intellectual structure of this literature but also its worldwide influence. I also suggest that there survives in this literature both (...)
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  6. Roger Scruton (2012). Green Philosophy: How to Think Seriously About the Planet. Atlantic.
    Local warming -- Global alarming -- The search for salvation -- Radical precaution -- Market solutions and homeostasis -- The moral economy -- Heimat and habitat -- Beauty, piety, and desecration -- Getting nowhere -- Begetting somewhere -- Modest proposals.
     
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  7. Roger Scruton (2012). George WIlhelm Friedrich Hegel. In Thierry Baudet & Michiel Visser (eds.), Revolutionair Verval En de Conservatieve Vooruitgang in de Achttiende En Negentiende Eeuw. Bakker.
     
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  8. Roger Scruton (2012). Timely Death. Philosophical Papers 41 (3):421-434.
    Abstract Scientific advances have made the end of life into the primary concern of medicine. But medicine also postpones the end of life, often until the time when we no longer have the mental and physical capacity to deal with it. I argue that we need to develop Nietzsche's idea of timely death, in order to find a moral basis for health care at the end of life, and that the crucial factor is the cultivation of the virtues that would (...)
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  9. Roger Scruton (2012). The Space of Music: Review Essay of Dmitri Tymoczko's A Geometry of Music. [REVIEW] Reason Papers 34 (2):167-183.
     
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  10. Roger Scruton (2011). A Bit of Help From Wittgenstein. British Journal of Aesthetics 51 (3):309-319.
    Wittgenstein's Lectures on Aesthetics contain valuable hints towards an aesthetics of everyday life. They lend plausibility to a broadly Kantian vision of aesthetic judgement and also shed light on the understanding of architecture and related practices.
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  11. Roger Scruton (2011). And Harmony. In Theodore Gracyk & Andrew Kania (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Music. Routledge. 24.
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  12. Roger Scruton (2011). Beauty: A Very Short Introduction. Oup Oxford.
    From Botticelli to birdsong, Mozart, and the Turner Prize, Roger Scruton explores what it means for something to be beautiful. This thought-provoking introduction to the philosophy of beauty draws conclusions that some may find controversial, but, as Scruton shows, help us to find greater sense of meaning in the beautiful objects around us.
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  13. Roger Scruton (2011). Neurononsense and the Soul. In J. Wentzel Van Huyssteen & Erik P. Wiebe (eds.), In Search of Self: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Personhood. William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co.. 338.
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  14. Roger Scruton (2011). Nonsense on Stilts. In Thomas Cushman (ed.), Handbook of Human Rights. Routledge. 118.
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  15. Roger Scruton & Michele Paolini Paoletti (2011). Arte, Bellezza e giudizio. Philosophical News 3.
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  16. Roger Scruton (2010). Feeling Fictions. In Garry Hagberg & Walter Jost (eds.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature. Wiley-Blackwell.
     
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  17. Roger Scruton (2010). 12. Hearing Sounds1. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics: Volume 5 5:271.
     
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  18. Roger Scruton (2010). Kant: A Brief Insight. Sterling Pub..
    Immanuel Kant is one of the most influential-and most complex-modern philosophers. His ideas on the subjective nature of reality challenged contemporary beliefs about God, morality, and free will. Roger Scruton, a well-known and controversial philosopher in his own right, tackles his exceptionally complex subject with a strong hand, providing an accessible introduction to Kant's work and his pivotal Critique of Pure Reason.
     
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  19. Roger Scruton (2010). Meer Dan Ontspanning Alleen: Over Het Belang van Muziek. Soeterbeeck Programma.
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  20. Roger Scruton (2010). Neurotrash. The Philosophers' Magazine 50 (50):98-99.
    The danger is that people will just get lost in a morass of addictive pleasures and not ask themselves the questions about the meaning of their own lives and not make the effort to make themselves interesting to others, so that human relations begin to crumble. I think we’re actually seeing that. If you look round the society in which we are, it’s not in a happy state.
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  21. Roger Scruton (2009). Beauty. Oxford University Press.
    Human Beauty 3. Natural Beauty 4. Everyday Beauty 5. Artistic Beauty 6. Taste and Order 7. Eros and Art 8. Sacred Beauty Notes and Further Reading.
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  22. Roger Scruton (2009). Confronting Biology. In Craig Steven Titus (ed.), Philosophical Psychology: Psychology, Emotions, and Freedom. Distributed by Catholic University of America Press.
     
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  23. Roger Scruton (2009). Grootheid in muziek. Nexus 52.
    Echt grote kunst drukt met autoriteit het algemeen-menselijke uit, meent cultuurcriticus Roger Scruton. Dat geldt bijvoorbeeld voor schrijvers als Homerus en Shakespeare, wier werken de essentie van het mens-zijn raken door hun buitengewone behandeling van universele kwesties. Maar kan een muziekstuk dan ook groot zijn? Muziek is tenslotte niet narratief van structuur, en het is vanwege haar abstracte karakter niet onmiddellijk duidelijk waar ze ‘over gaat’. Toch, beargumenteert Scruton, is het ook voor de muziek mogelijk te bepalen wat een goed (...)
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  24. Roger Scruton (2009). Hearing Sounds. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 5:271-278.
     
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  25. Roger Scruton (2009/2010). I Drink Therefore I Am: A Philosopher's Guide to Wine. Continuum.
    This good-humoured book offers an antidote to the pretentious clap-trap that is written about wine today and a profound apology for the drink on which ...
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  26. Roger Scruton (2009). Replies to Critics. British Journal of Aesthetics 49 (4):451-461.
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  27. Roger Scruton (2009). Sounds as Secondary Objects and Pure Events. In Matthew Nudds & Casey O'Callaghan (eds.), Sounds and Perception: New Philosophical Essays. Oup Oxford.
     
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  28. Roger Scruton (2009). The Roger Scruton Reader. Continuum.
    In addition the book also includes a good number of unpublished essays.
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  29. Roger Scruton (2009). Understanding Music: Philosophy and Interpretation. Continuum.
    Following his celebrated book The Aesthetics of Music, Scruton explores the fundamental elements that constitute a great piece of music.
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  30. Roger Scruton (2008). Conservatism Means Conservation. The Chesterton Review 34 (3-4):705-715.
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  31. Roger Scruton (2008). Heilig en profaan. Nexus 50.
    ‘We kunnen misschien aannemen dat religie bij maatschappelijk geweld betrokken is. Maar voor iedereen die de twintigste eeuw overziet, moet toch wel duidelijk zijn dat, als je de religie wegneeemt, het geweld doorgaans niet zal verdwijnen. En de twintigste eeuw is de eeuw van de wrok. Hoe anders kunnen de massamoorden van de communisten en de nazi’s, de gloeiende haat van Lenin en Hitler, de volkerenmoorden van Mao en Pol Pot worden verklaard?’.
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  32. Roger Scruton (2008). The Establishment Outsider. The Philosophers' Magazine 42 (42):20-30.
    The danger is that people will just get lost in a morass of addictive pleasures and not ask themselves the questions about the meaning of their own lives and not make the effort to make themselves interesting to others, so that human relations begin to crumble. I think we’re actually seeing that. If you look round the society in which we are, it’s not in a happy state.
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  33. Roger Scruton (2007). In Search of the Aesthetic. British Journal of Aesthetics 47 (3):232-250.
    Is there such a subject as aesthetics? The lack of any pre-philosophical route to its subject matter, the historicity of its favoured concepts and artefacts, and the ideological character of its inception all suggest that the aesthetic is an invented category, which identifies no stable or universal feature of the human condition. Against this I argue that ordinary practical reasoning leads of its own accord to aesthetic judgement, and that the experience in which this judgement is founded is rooted in (...)
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  34. Roger Scruton (2007). Kunst en de eerste persoon enkelvoud. Nexus 47.
    In dit opstel neemt Scruton stelling tegen het diep ingesleten nihilisme dat ook ons denken over kunst vergiftigt. De ontwikkeling die in gang werd gezet door Marcel Duchamps urinoir en leidde tot een aanhoudende stroom geschriften over de vraag wat kunst is, heeft ertoe geleid dat zo’n beetje alles voor kunst mag doorgaan, waarmee de kunst feitelijk haar zin verliest. Alles lijkt even belangrijk, Shakespeare of technorock. Scruton betoogt daarentegen dat we kunst moeten blijven onderwerpen aan een kritisch oordeel en (...)
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  35. Roger Scruton (2007). New Issues. Music and Electro-Sonic Art / Gordon Graham ; Thoughts on Rhythm. In Kathleen Stock (ed.), Philosophers on Music: Experience, Meaning, and Work. Oxford University Press.
     
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  36. Roger Scruton (2007). Thoughts on Rhythm. In Kathleen Stock (ed.), Philosophers on Music: Experience, Meaning, and Work. Oxford University Press.
     
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  37. Roger Scruton (2007). The Philosophy of Wine. In Barry C. Smith (ed.), Questions of Taste: The Philosophy of Wine. Oxford University Press. 1--20.
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  38. Roger Scruton (2006). A Political Philosophy. Continuum.
    The tone of this book is positive and the arguments are recommendations with the aim of convincing the reader that rumours of the death.
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  39. Roger Scruton (2006). Conservatism. In Andrew Dobson & Robyn Eckersley (eds.), Political Theory and the Ecological Challenge. Cambridge University Press. 256.
  40. Roger Scruton (2005). Gentle Regrets: Thoughts From a Life. Continuum.
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  41. Roger Scruton (2004). Death-Devoted Heart: Sex and the Sacred in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde. Oup Usa.
    In Death-Devoted Heart Roger Scruton argues that Tristan und Isolde has profound religious meaning. Blending philosophy, criticism and musicology, he shows the work is as relevant today as it was to Wagner's contemporaries. Scruton's analysis touches on the nature of tragedy, the significance of ritual sacrifice, and the meaning of redemption.
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  42. Roger Scruton (2004). Musical Movement: A Reply to Budd. British Journal of Aesthetics 44 (2):184-187.
    Malcolm Budd argues that spatial metaphors are not involved in the musical experience at the ‘foundational’ level, and that my attempt to show that the musical experience is dependent on spatial concepts is therefore unwarranted. The argument that Budd gives for this conclusion does not seem to me to achieve its purpose, and his alternative suggestion, that musical movement is ‘merely temporal’ does not, I argue, amount to a genuine alternative. He is right to worry about my account of ‘double (...)
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  43. Roger Scruton (2004). Werkelijke afwezigheid. Nexus 39.
    Scruton stelt dat wij Europeanen met het verliezen van religie niet alleen sociale broederschap en het heilige kwijtraken, maar ook het verlies zelf, omdat we in drugs, instantopwinding en verzakelijkte seks vluchten voor liefde en rouw. Alleen de kunst kan ons nog helpen verlies te begrijpen en aanvaarden.
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  44. Roger Scruton (2004). Wittgenstein and the Understanding of Music. British Journal of Aesthetics 44 (1):1-9.
    Wittgenstein's contribution to musical aesthetics is not often discussed, which is surprising, given his rare musicality and musical connections. His distinctive achievement is to have focused on the question of musical understanding, and to have connected this with two other philosophical problems: the nature of the first-person case, and the understanding of facial expressions. Wittgenstein's third-person approach to philosophical psychology leads him to emphasize the role of performance in the understanding of music, and also to introduce an ‘intransitive’ concept of (...)
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  45. Roger Scruton (2003). In Defence of the Nation. In Derek Matravers & Jonathan E. Pike (eds.), Debates in Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Anthology. Routledge, in Association with the Open University.
     
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  46. Roger Scruton & Jean-Philippe Narboux (2003). Wittgenstein et la compréhension musicale. Rue Descartes 1 (1):69-80.
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  47. Roger Scruton (2002). A Short History of Modern Philosophy: From Descartes to Wittgenstein. Routledge.
    "Dr. Scruton writes with an unusual clarity and fluency, and is always a pleasure to read . . . this is certainly a book which you could give to anyone who was curious about philosophy and expect them to learn a lot from it." Alan Ryan, author of Bertrand Russell: A Political Life.
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  48. Roger Scruton (2002). Ethics and Welfare: The Case of Hunting. Philosophy 77 (4):543-564.
    The argument is currently made that hunting seriously compromises the welfare of the hunted animal, in a way that is morally unacceptable. The paper presents a theory of animal minds, and a theory of our duties of care towards members of other species. It goes on to examine what is meant by compromising welfare, discusses the crucial concept of stress as this concept features in animal welfare science, and explores the conditions under which stress becomes distress. The argument moves towards (...)
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  49. Roger Scruton (2002). Gedachten over het kwaad. Nexus 34.
    Er is een groot verschil tussen een slecht en een kwaadaardig mens. In de wereldliteratuur vinden wij vele voorbeelden, waarin het diabolische karakter wordt beschreven. Maar nog gevaarlijker is de ideologie, die tot individuele kwaadaardigheid aanzet en deze rechtvaardigt. Daarbij speelt de seksualiteit vanouds een rol in de verleiding van de mens tot het kwaad.
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  50. Roger Scruton (2002). Spinoza: A Very Short Introduction. Oup Oxford.
    Benedict de Spinoza was at once the father of the Enlightenment and the last sad guardian of the medieval world. In his brilliant synthesis of geometrical method, religious sentiment, and secular science, he attempted to reconcile the conflicting moral and intellectual demands of his epoch, and to present a vision of humanity as simultaneously bound by necessity and eternally free. Roger Scruton presents a clear and systematic analysis of Spinoza's thought, and shows its relevance to today's intellectual preoccupations.
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