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  1. 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 (...)
  2. The Meaning of Conservatism.Roger Scruton - 2014 - St. Augustine's Press.
     
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    Rechtsgefühl and the Rule of Law.Roger Scruton - 1988 - In J. C. Nyíri & Barry Smith (eds.), Practical Knowledge. Outlines of a Theory of Traditions and Skills. Croom Helm. pp. 61.
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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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    The Soul of the World.Roger Scruton - 2014 - Princeton University Press.
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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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    On Human Nature.Roger Scruton - 2017 - Princeton University Press.
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    Music Alone: Philosophical Reflections on the Purely Musical Experience.Roger Scruton - 1994 - Philosophical Quarterly 44 (177):503-518.
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  9. 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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    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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    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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  12. The Aesthetic Understanding: Essays in the Philosophy of Art and Culture.Roger Scruton - 1983 - St. Augustine's Press.
  13. 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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    Understanding Music: Philosophy and Interpretation.Roger Scruton - 2009 - 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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  15. 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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  16. Sexual Desire a Philosophical Investigation.Roger Scruton - 1994
  17. Art and Imagination: A Study in the Philosophy of Mind.Roger Scruton - 1974 - St. Augustine's Press.
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    Art and Imagination.Roger Scruton - 1975 - Philosophy 50 (193):367-368.
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  19. Green Philosophy: How to Think Seriously About the Planet.Roger Scruton - 2012 - 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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    Logical Necessity and Other Essays.Edward Craig, I. G. McFetridge, John Haldane & Roger Scruton - 1991 - Philosophical Quarterly 41 (164):352.
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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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    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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  23. Sounds as Secondary Objects and Pure Events.Roger Scruton - 2009 - In Matthew Nudds & Casey O'Callaghan (eds.), Sounds and Perception: New Philosophical Essays. Oxford University Press.
     
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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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    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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    Things as They Seem.Roger Scruton - 2019 - Philosophy 94 (3):461-471.
    I respond to the five papers of criticism in this issue of Philosophy. I argue that my cognitive dualism, which may be open to the theological objections levelled by Fiona Ellis, is vindicated by its ability to explain both freedom and inter-personal relations. I defend the inter-subjectivity of aesthetic judgment against Simon Blackburn's argument from ‘the acquaintance principle’, and my vision of cultural decline against the sceptical arguments of Samuel Hughes. The crucial role played by subjectivity in my fiction, discussed (...)
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  27. Thoughts on Rhythm.Roger Scruton - 2007 - In Kathleen Stock (ed.), Philosophers on Music: Experience, Meaning, and Work. Oxford University Press.
     
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  28. 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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    Modern Philosophy: An Introduction and Survey.Roger Scruton - 1994 - Allen Lane Penguin Press.
  30. 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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    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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  32. The Philosopher on Dover Beach: Essays.Roger Scruton - 1990 - Carcanet.
  33. Hearing Sounds.Roger Scruton - 2010 - Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 5:271-278.
     
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    Replies to Critics.Roger Scruton - 2009 - British Journal of Aesthetics 49 (4):451-461.
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    The Aesthetic Endeavour Today.Roger Scruton - 1996 - Philosophy 71 (277):331 - 350.
    I am reluctant to add to the many definitionsof modernity, or to encourage the belief that definitions matter. Nevertheless, a changecameintothe worldwhenpeoplebegantodefinethemselves as modern—as in some way 'apart from'their predecessors, standing to them in some new and self-conscious relationship. And this couldserve as a definitionof modernity:as the conditionin which people provide definitions of modernity. For there is a great differencebetween living in history—which, for rational beings, is unavoidable—andlivingaccordingtoan idea ofhistory, and of one's own place within it.
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    Laughter.Roger Scruton & Peter Jones - 1982 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 56 (1):197 - 228.
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  37. Laughter.Roger Scruton & Peter Jones - 1982 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volumes( 56:197-228.
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    Sexual Arousal.Roger Scruton - 1984 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures 18:255-273.
    Human beings talk and co-operate, they build and produce, they work to accumulate and exchange, they form societies, laws and institutions, and, in all these things the phenomenon of reason—as a distinct principle of activity—seems dominant. There are indeed theories of the human which describe this or that activity as central—speech, say, productive labour , or political existence . But we feel that the persuasiveness of such theories depends upon whether the activity in question is an expression of the deeper (...)
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    Of Beauty and Power.Roger Scruton - 2018 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 2 (1):109-111.
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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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  41. 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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    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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    Aesthetic Education and Design.Roger Scruton - 2018 - Architecture Philosophy 3 (2).
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    Modern Philosophy.Anthony O'Hear & Roger Scruton - 1995 - Philosophical Quarterly 45 (179):276.
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    Modern Philosophy: An Introduction and Survey.Frank Garforth & Roger Scruton - 1995 - British Journal of Educational Studies 43 (1):102.
  46. Fantasy, Imagination and the Screen.Roger Scruton - 1983 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 19 (1):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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  48. The Aesthetics of Architecture.Roger Scruton - 1982 - Mind 91 (361):143-147.
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  49. Art and Imagination: A Study in the Philosophy of Mind.Roger Scruton - 1977 - Mind 86 (341):151-154.
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    Death-Devoted Heart: Sex and the Sacred in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde.Roger Scruton - 2004 - 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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