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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 (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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Roger Scruton (2011). A Bit of Help From Wittgenstein. British Journal of Aesthetics 51 (3):309-319.
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  9. Roger Scruton (2011). And Harmony. In Theodore Gracyk & Andrew Kania (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Music. Routledge. 24.
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  10. Roger Scruton (2011). Beauty: A Very Short Introduction. OUP Oxford.
    Beauty can be consoling, disturbing, sacred, profane; it can be exhilarating, appealing, inspiring, chilling. It can affect us in an unlimited variety of ways. Yet it is never viewed with indifference. -/- In this Very Short Introduction the renowned philosopher Roger Scruton explores the concept of beauty, asking what makes an object - either in art, in nature, or the human form - beautiful, and examining how we can compare differing judgements of beauty when it is evident all around us (...)
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  11. 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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  12. Roger Scruton (2011). Nonsense on Stilts. In Thomas Cushman (ed.), Handbook of Human Rights. Routledge. 118.
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  13. Roger Scruton (2010). Feeling Fictions. In Garry Hagberg & Walter Jost (eds.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature. Wiley-Blackwell.
     
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  14. Roger Scruton (2010). 12. Hearing Sounds1. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics: Volume 5 5:271.
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  15. 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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  16. Roger Scruton (2010). Meer Dan Ontspanning Alleen: Over Het Belang van Muziek. Soeterbeeck Programma.
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Roger Scruton (2009). Hearing Sounds. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 5:271-278.
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  21. 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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  22. Roger Scruton (2009). Replies to Critics. British Journal of Aesthetics 49 (4):451-461.
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  23. 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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  24. Roger Scruton (2009). The Roger Scruton Reader. Continuum.
    In addition the book also includes a good number of unpublished essays.
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  25. 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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  26. Roger Scruton (2008). Conservatism Means Conservation. The Chesterton Review 34 (3-4):705-715.
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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. Roger Scruton (2007). Thoughts on Rhythm. In Kathleen Stock (ed.), Philosophers on Music: Experience, Meaning, and Work. Oxford University Press.
     
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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. Roger Scruton (2006). Conservatism. In Andrew Dobson & Robyn Eckersley (eds.), Political Theory and the Ecological Challenge. Cambridge University Press. 256.
  34. Roger Scruton (2005). Gentle Regrets: Thoughts From a Life. Continuum.
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  35. Roger Scruton (2004). Death-Devoted Heart: Sex and the Sacred in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde. OUP USA.
    A tale of forbidden love and inevitable death, the medieval legend of Tristan and Isolde recounts the story of two lovers unknowingly drinking a magic potion and ultimately dying in one another's arms. Critics have lauded Wagner's Tristan und Isolde for the originality and subtlety of the music, but have often viewed the drama as a "mere trifle," about Wagner's own forbidden affair with Matilde Wesendonk, the wife of a banker who supported him during his exile in Switzerland. In Death-Devoted (...)
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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. Roger Scruton & Jean-Philippe Narboux (2003). Wittgenstein et la compréhension musicale. Rue Descartes 1 (1):69-80.
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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. Roger Scruton (2002). Spinoza: A Very Short Introduction. OUP Oxford.
    Benedict de Spinoza (1632-77) 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. In this book Roger Scruton presents a clear and systematic analysis of Spinoza's thought, and shows its relevance to today's (...)
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  43. Roger Scruton (2001). Kant: A Very Short Introduction. OUP Oxford.
    Kant is arguably the most influential modern philosopher, but also one of the most difficult. Roger Scruton tackles his exceptionally complex subject with a strong hand, exploring the background to Kant's work and showing why the Critique of Pure Reason has proved so enduring.
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  44. Roger Scruton, Peter Singer, Christopher Janaway & Michael Tanner (2001). German Philosophers: Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche. OUP Oxford.
    German Philosophers contains studies of four of the most important German theorists: Kant, arguably the most influential modern philosopher; Hegel, whose philosophy inspired an enduring vision of a communist society; Schopenhauer, renowned for his pessimistic preference for non-existence; and Nietzsche, who has been appropriated as an icon by an astonishingly diverse spectrum of people.
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  45. Roger Scruton (2000). Animal Rights and Wrongs. Metro in Association with Demos.
    This paperback edition is fully updated with new chapters on the livestoick crisis, fishing and BSE and a layman's guide introduction to philosophical concepts, ...
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  46. Andy Hamilton & Roger Scruton (1999). The Aesthetics of Western Art Music. Philosophical Books 40 (3):145-159.
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  47. Roger Scruton (1999). The Aesthetics of Music. Oxford University Press.
    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. The study begins with the metaphysics of sound. Scruton distinguishes sound from tone; analyzes rhythm, melody, and harmony; and explores the various dimensions of musical organization and musical meaning. Taking on various fashionable theories in the philosophy and theory of music, he presents a compelling case (...)
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  48. Roger Scruton (1998). An Intelligent Person's Guide to Philosophy. A. Lane.
     
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  49. Roger Scruton (1998). Modern Philosophy I: The Rationalists. In A. C. Grayling (ed.), Philosophy 1: A Guide Through the Subject. Oup Oxford.
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  50. Roger Scruton (1998). Philosopher on Dover Beach: Essays. St. Augustine's Press.
     
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