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  1. The Meaning of Conservatism.Roger Scruton - 2014 - St. Augustine's Press.
     
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  2. The Aesthetics of Music.Roger Scruton - 1997 - 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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    Animal Rights and Wrongs.Roger Scruton - 2000 - 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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  4. Beauty.Roger Scruton - 2009 - 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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  5. Conservatism.Roger Scruton - 2006 - In Andrew Dobson & Robyn Eckersley (eds.), Political Theory and the Ecological Challenge. Cambridge University Press. pp. 256.
  6. The Aesthetics of Music.Jerrold Levinson & Roger Scruton - 2000 - Philosophical Review 109 (4):608.
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    Beauty: A Very Short Introduction.Roger Scruton - 2011 - Oxford University Press.
    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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    Photography and Representation.Roger Scruton - 1981 - Critical Inquiry 7 (3):577-603.
    It seems odd to say that photography is not a mode of representation. For a photograph has in common with a painting the property by which the painting represents the world, the property of sharing, in some sense, the appearance of its subject. Indeed, it is sometimes thought that since a photograph more effectively shares the appearance of its subject than a typical painting, photography is a better mode of representation. Photography might even be thought of as having replaced painting (...)
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    Art and Imagination: A Study in the Philosophy of Mind.Roger Scruton - 1974 - St. Augustine's Press.
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    The Aesthetic Understanding: Essays in the Philosophy of Art and Culture.Roger Scruton - 1983 - St. Augustine's Press.
  11. Sexual Desire a Philosophical Investigation.Roger Scruton - 1994
     
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    Logical Necessity and Other Essays.Edward Craig, I. G. McFetridge, John Haldane & Roger Scruton - 1991 - Philosophical Quarterly 41 (164):352.
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  13. Sexual Desire.Roger Scruton - 1988 - Mind 97 (387):493-496.
     
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    Our Love for Animals.Roger Scruton - 2013 - 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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    Why Beauty Matters.Roger Scruton - 2018 - The Monist 101 (1):9-16.
    Judgments of beauty are neither subjective nor arbitrary, and are a necessary part of practical reasoning in any attempt to harmonise our activities and ways of life with those of our neighbours. The creation of a neighbourhood, a place, a home, or any other settlement in which people of different occupations and views reside side by side involves coordination of a kind that only aesthetic judgment can reliably achieve. And that is why judgment of that kind exists, and why a (...)
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    I Drink Therefore I Am: A Philosopher's Guide to Wine.Roger Scruton - 2009 - 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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    A Bit of Help From Wittgenstein.Roger Scruton - 2011 - 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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    In Search of the Aesthetic.Roger Scruton - 2007 - 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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    Spinoza: A Very Short Introduction.Roger Scruton - 2002 - Oxford University Press.
    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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    Karsten Harries and Roger Scruton on Architecture and Philosophy.Karsten Harries, Roger Scruton & Christian Illies - 2018 - Architecture Philosophy 3 (1).
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    A Short History of Modern Philosophy: From Descartes to Wittgenstein.Roger Scruton - 1995 - Routledge.
    _A Short History of Modern Philosophy_ is a lucid, challenging and up-to-date survey of the philosophers and philosophies from the founding father of modern philosophy, René Descartes, to the most important and famous philosopher of the twentieth century, Ludwig Wittgenstein. Roger Scruton has been widely praised for his success in making the history of modern philosophy cogent and intelligible to anyone wishing to understand this fascinating subject. In this new edition, he has responded to the explosion of interest in the (...)
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  22. Thoughts on Rhythm.Roger Scruton - 2007 - In Kathleen Stock (ed.), Philosophers on Music: Experience, Meaning, and Work. Oxford University Press.
     
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    A Political Philosophy.Roger Scruton - 2006 - 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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    The Aesthetics of Architecture.Flint Schier & Roger Scruton - 1983 - Philosophical Quarterly 33 (130):100.
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  25. Hearing Sounds.Roger Scruton - 2010 - Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 5:271-278.
     
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  26. Wittgenstein and the Understanding of Music.Roger Scruton - 2004 - 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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  27. The Philosopher on Dover Beach: Essays.Roger Scruton - 1990 - Carcanet.
     
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  28. An Intelligent Person's Guide to Modern Culture.Roger Scruton - 2000
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    Art and Imagination.Roger Scruton - 1975 - Philosophy 50 (193):367-368.
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    Musical Beauty: Negotiating the Boundary Between Subject and Object.R. Scruton - 2013 - British Journal of Aesthetics 53 (2):249-250.
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    Sexual Desire: A Moral Philosophy of the Erotic.Roger Scruton - 1987 - Ethics 97 (4):881-882.
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    Fantasy, Imagination and the Screen.Roger Scruton - 1983 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 19:35-46.
    There is a real distinction between fantasy and imagination, which corresponds in part to Coleridge's distinction between fancy and imagination. Fantasy seeks substitute objects for a real emotion: it therefore involves the 'realization' of its object in a perfect simulacrum. Imagination seeks unreal objects for unreal emotions, and therefore is thwarted by the presentation of a simulacrum. At the same time, the motive of imagination is to understand what is real, and to respond with emotional alertness to it. The cinema (...)
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    Working Towards Art.R. Scruton - 2009 - British Journal of Aesthetics 49 (4):317-325.
    I describe the development of my thinking in the subject of aesthetics, from my first efforts in Art and Imagination to recent work on music and beauty. Central themes are imagination, aesthetic properties, double intentionality, understanding art and the place of aesthetic experience in practical reasoning and in the moral life.
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  34. BEARDSMORE, R. W. "Art and Morality". [REVIEW]R. Scruton - 1974 - Mind 83:310.
     
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  35. The Philosophy of Wine.Roger Scruton - 2007 - In Barry C. Smith (ed.), Questions of Taste: The Philosophy of Wine. Oxford University Press. pp. 1--20.
     
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    Corporate Persons.Roger Scruton & John Finnis - 1989 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 63 (1):239 - 274.
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  37. Emotion, Practical Knowledge and Common Culture.Roger Scruton - 1980 - In A. O. Rorty (ed.), Explaining Emotions. Univ of California Pr. pp. 519--36.
     
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    Neurotrash.Roger Scruton - 2010 - 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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    Death-Devoted Heart: Sex and the Sacred in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde.Roger Scruton - 2003 - 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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    Analytical Philosophy and the Meaning of Music.Roger Scruton - 1987 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 46:169-176.
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    Architectural Taste.Roger Scruton - 1975 - British Journal of Aesthetics 15 (4):294-328.
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    Replies to Critics.Roger Scruton - 2009 - British Journal of Aesthetics 49 (4):451-461.
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    Architectural Aesthetics.Roger Scruton - 1973 - British Journal of Aesthetics 13 (4):327-345.
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    Kant: A Very Short Introduction.Roger Scruton - 2001 - Oxford University Press.
    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 of Reason has proved so enduring.
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    The Aesthetics of Architecture.Roger Scruton - 1981 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 39 (3):328-330.
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    Modern Philosophy.Anthony O'Hear & Roger Scruton - 1995 - Philosophical Quarterly 45 (179):276.
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    Love and Friendship in Plato and Aristotle. [REVIEW]Roger Scruton - 1992 - Ancient Philosophy 12 (2):444-446.
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    Ethics and Welfare: The Case of Hunting.Roger Scruton - 2002 - 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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    Reason and Happiness1: Roger Scruton.Roger Scruton - 1974 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 8:139-161.
    Are moral judgements objective? This is a question of great complexity, and in what follows I shall try to cast some light on what it means, and on how it might be answered.
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    Laughter.Roger Scruton & Peter Jones - 1982 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 56 (1):197 - 228.
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