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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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    The Aesthetics of Music.Jerrold Levinson & Roger Scruton - 2000 - Philosophical Review 109 (4):608.
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  5. 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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  6. Conservatism.Roger Scruton - 2006 - In Andrew Dobson & Robyn Eckersley (eds.), Political Theory and the Ecological Challenge. Cambridge University Press. pp. 256.
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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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    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.
  10. Sexual Desire a Philosophical Investigation.Roger Scruton - 1994
     
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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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    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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    Logical Necessity and Other Essays.Edward Craig, I. G. McFetridge, John Haldane & Roger Scruton - 1991 - Philosophical Quarterly 41 (164):352.
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  14. Sexual Desire.Roger Scruton - 1988 - Mind 97 (387):493-496.
     
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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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    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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    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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  19. Thoughts on Rhythm.Roger Scruton - 2007 - In Kathleen Stock (ed.), Philosophers on Music: Experience, Meaning, and Work. Oxford University Press.
     
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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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  21. 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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  22. Hearing Sounds.Roger Scruton - 2009 - Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 5:271-278.
     
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  23. The Philosopher on Dover Beach: Essays.Roger Scruton - 1990 - Carcanet.
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    The Aesthetics of Architecture.Flint Schier & Roger Scruton - 1983 - Philosophical Quarterly 33 (130):100.
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  25. An Intelligent Person's Guide to Modern Culture.Roger Scruton - 2000
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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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    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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    Love and Friendship in Plato and Aristotle. [REVIEW]Roger Scruton - 1992 - Ancient Philosophy 12 (2):444-446.
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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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    Corporate Persons.Roger Scruton & John Finnis - 1989 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 63 (1):239 - 274.
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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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  32. 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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    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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    Architectural Aesthetics.Roger Scruton - 1973 - British Journal of Aesthetics 13 (4):327-345.
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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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    Wittgenstein Et la Compréhension Musicale.Roger Scruton - 2003 - Rue Descartes 39 (1):69.
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    Replies to Critics.Roger Scruton - 2009 - British Journal of Aesthetics 49 (4):451-461.
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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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    Music and Cognitive Science.Roger Scruton - 2014 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 75:231-247.
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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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    Recent Books in the Philopshy of MusicMusic Alone: Philosophical Reflections on the Purely Musical Experience.Sound and Semblance: Reflections on Musical Representation.The Fine Art of Repetition: Essays in the Philosophy of Music.Music, Art and Metaphysics: Essays in Philosophical Aesthetics.Music and the Emotions: The Philosophical Theories.Language, Music and Mind.The Imaginary Museum of Musical Works: An Essay in the Philosophy of Music. [REVIEW]Roger Scruton, Peter Kivy, Jerrold Levinson, Malcolm Budd, Diana Raffman & Lydia Goehr - 1994 - Philosophical Quarterly 44 (177):503.
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  43. Kant.Roger Scruton - 1983 - In German Philosophers. Oxford University Press.
    Emphasizing the continuity between his moral and aesthetic doctrines and the metaphysical basis in which they rest, the author explores Kant's relation to Leibniz and Hume, and his attempt to construct a philosophy which was neither rationalist nor empiricist, and could display the limits of human understanding; he shows that Kant was not only a master of philosophical criticism, but the greater defender of the objectivity of human knowledge, in both the scientific and the moral spheres.
     
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    Conservatism Means Conservation.Roger Scruton - 2008 - The Chesterton Review 34 (3-4):705-715.
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    Laughter.Roger Scruton & Peter Jones - 1982 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 56 (1):197 - 228.
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    Spinoza.Roger Scruton - 1997 - Routledge.
    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 . Breaking down obstacles to understanding the ideas of history's greatest thinkers, these brief, accessible, and affordable volumes offer essential introductions to the great philosophers of the Western tradition from Plato to Wittgenstein. In just 64 pages, each author, a specialist on his subject, places the philosopher (...)
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    Critical Notice: Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language.Roger Scruton - 1984 - Mind 93 (372):592-602.
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    Analytical Philosophy and Emotion.Roger Scruton - 1987 - Topoi 6 (2):77-81.
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    The Establishment Outsider.Roger Scruton - 2008 - 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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    Philosophy: Principles and Problems.Roger Scruton - 1996 - Continuum.
    This is a personal view of philosophy from a renowned critic and thinker.
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