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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 (...)
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  2. The Meaning of Conservatism.Roger Scruton - 2014 - St. Augustine's Press.
     
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  3. 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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  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.
    A compelling defense of the sacred by one of today's leading philosophers In The Soul of the World, renowned philosopher Roger Scruton defends the experience of the sacred against today's fashionable forms of atheism. He argues that our personal relationships, moral intuitions, and aesthetic judgments hint at a transcendent dimension that cannot be understood through the lens of science alone. To be fully alive—and to understand what we are—is to acknowledge the reality of sacred things. Rather than an argument for (...)
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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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  7. Art and Imagination: A Study in the Philosophy of Mind.Roger Scruton - 1974 - St. Augustine's Press.
    My intention is to show that, starting from an empiricist philosophy of mind, it is possible to give a systematic account of aesthetic experience. I argue that empiricism involves a certain theory of meaning and truth; one problem is to show how this theory is compatible with the activity of aesthetic judgment. I investigate and reject two attempts to delimit the realm of the aesthetic: one in terms of the individuality of the aesthetic object, and the other in terms of (...)
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  8. The Aesthetic Understanding: Essays in the Philosophy of Art and Culture.Roger Scruton - 1983 - St. Augustine's Press.
    Brings together essays on the philosophy of art in which a philosophical theory of aesthetic judgment is tested and developed through its application to particular examples. Each essay approaches, from its own field of study, what Roger Scruton argues to be the central problems of aesthetics -- what is aesthetic experience, and what is its importance for human conduct? The book is divided into four parts. The first contains a resume of modern analytical aesthetics, which also serves as an introduction (...)
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    Art and Imagination.Roger Scruton - 1975 - Philosophy 50 (193):367-368.
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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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    Music Alone: Philosophical Reflections on the Purely Musical Experience.Roger Scruton - 1994 - Philosophical Quarterly 44 (177):503-518.
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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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    On Human Nature.Roger Scruton - 2017 - Princeton University Press.
    A brief, radical defense of human uniqueness from acclaimed philosopher Roger Scruton In this short book, acclaimed writer and philosopher Roger Scruton presents an original and radical defense of human uniqueness. Confronting the views of evolutionary psychologists, utilitarian moralists, and philosophical materialists such as Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett, Scruton argues that human beings cannot be understood simply as biological objects. We are not only human animals; we are also persons, in essential relation with other persons, and bound to them (...)
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    Laughter.Roger Scruton & Peter Jones - 1982 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 56 (1):197 - 228.
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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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    Logical Necessity and Other Essays.Edward Craig, I. G. McFetridge, John Haldane & Roger Scruton - 1991 - Philosophical Quarterly 41 (164):352.
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  17. 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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  18. The Aesthetics of Architecture.Roger Scruton - 1980 - Philosophy 55 (214):567-569.
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  19. Art and Imagination: A Study in the Philosophy of Mind.Roger Scruton - 1977 - Mind 86 (341):151-154.
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  20. 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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  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. 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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  23. The Aesthetics of Architecture.Roger Scruton - 1982 - Mind 91 (361):143-147.
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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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  25. 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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    Modern Philosophy: An Introduction and Survey.Roger Scruton - 1994 - Allen Lane Penguin Press.
    Philosopher Roger Scruton offers a wide-ranging perspective on philosophy, from logic to aesthetics, written in a lively and engaging way that is sure to stimulate debate. Rather than producing a survey of an academic discipline, Scruton reclaims philosophy for worldly concerns.
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  27. Laughter.Roger Scruton & Peter Jones - 1982 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volumes 56:197-228.
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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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    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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    The Philosopher on Dover Beach: Essays.Roger Scruton - 1990 - Carcanet.
  31. Conservatism.Roger Scruton - 2006 - In Andrew Dobson & Robyn Eckersley (eds.), Political Theory and the Ecological Challenge. Cambridge University Press. pp. 256.
  32. Thoughts on Rhythm.Roger Scruton - 2007 - In Kathleen Stock (ed.), Philosophers on Music: Experience, Meaning, and Work. Oxford University Press.
     
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  33. Hearing Sounds.Roger Scruton - 2010 - Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 5:271-278.
     
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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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  36. Truth Conditions and Criteria.Roger Scruton & Crispin Wright - 1976 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volumes 50:193-245.
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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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    A Short History of Modern Philosophy: From Descartes to Wittgenstein.Roger Scruton - 1995 - Routledge.
    Discover for yourself the pleasures of philosophy! Written both for the seasoned student of philosophy as well as the general reader, the renowned writer Roger Scruton provides a survey of modern philosophy. Always engaging, Scruton takes us on a fascinating tour of the subject, from founding father Descartes to the most important and famous philosopher of the twentieth century, Ludwig Wittgenstein. He identifies all the principal figures as well as outlines of the main intellectual preoccupations that have informed western philosophy. (...)
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  39. In Defence of the Nation.Roger Scruton - 2003 - 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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    Corporate Persons.Roger Scruton & John Finnis - 1989 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 63 (1):239 - 274.
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  41. 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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  42. The Philosopher on Dover Beach.Roger Scruton - 1991 - Philosophy and Literature 15 (2):377.
     
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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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    Representation in Music.Roger Scruton - 1976 - Philosophy 51 (197):273 - 287.
    Music may be used to express emotion, to heighten a drama, to emphasize the meaning of a ceremony; but it is nevertheless an abstract art, with no power to represent the world. Representation, as I understand it, is a property that does not belong to music.
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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.
  47. Logical Necessity and Other Essays.I. G. Mcfetridge, John Haldane & Roger Scruton - 1992 - Philosophy 67 (260):264-266.
     
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    Spinoza: A Very Short Introduction.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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  49. Replies to Critics.Roger Scruton - 2009 - British Journal of Aesthetics 49 (4):451-461.
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  50. 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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