Conversations with Roger Scruton / Mark Dooley and Roger Scruton.
By: Dooley, Mark.
Contributor(s): Scruton, Roger. Sir.Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Continuum, 2016Description: 213 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781472917096 : (hbk.).Subject(s): Biography -- 21st century | PhilosophyDDC classification: 920
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Includes an index
1. Childhood and Cambridge -- 2. Becoming a Philosopher -- 3. Becoming a Conservative at Birkbeck -- 4. Some Thoughts on British Philosophy -- 5. Eastern Europe -- 6. Why Architecture? -- 7. Why Sex? -- 8. Leaving Birkbeck for Boston -- 9. Farming and Family -- 10. Sinful Pleasures -- 11. Rediscovering Religion -- 12. Living as a Writer -- 13. Making Music -- 14. Acceptance -- Afterword -- Notes -- Index
"In these conversations, Mark Dooley coaxes Roger Scruton to speak candidly about his vision of the world, about his early philosophical influences and about those who have shaped him personally and intellectually. This book reveals what life was like growing up in High Wycombe, how he survived Cambridge and how he came to hold his conservative outlook. It tells of Scruton's rise to prominence while writing for The Times and sheds light on his campaign on behalf of underground dissidents in Eastern Europe.
Ranging across topics as diverse as the current state of British philosophy, music, religion, sex and hunting and illuminating what lay behind Scruton's abandonment of academia for his new life on a Wiltshire farm, Conversations with Roger Scruton is an intimate portrait of a writer who has felt philosophy as a vocation and whose defence of unfashionable causes has brought him a wide readership in Britain and around the world." -- inner sleeve