Culture Counts: Faith and Feeling in a World Besieged by Roger Scruton, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Culture Counts: Faith and Feeling in a World Besieged

Culture Counts: Faith and Feeling in a World Besieged

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by Roger Scruton
     
 

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What is culture? Why should we preserve it, and how? In this book renowned philosopher Roger Scruton defends Western culture against its internal critics and external enemies, and argues that rumours of its death are seriously exaggerated. He shows our culture to be a continuing source of moral knowledge, and rebuts the fashionable sarcasm which sees it as nothing

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What is culture? Why should we preserve it, and how? In this book renowned philosopher Roger Scruton defends Western culture against its internal critics and external enemies, and argues that rumours of its death are seriously exaggerated. He shows our culture to be a continuing source of moral knowledge, and rebuts the fashionable sarcasm which sees it as nothing more than the useless legacy of 'dead white European males'. He is robust in defence of traditional architecture and figurative painting, critical of the fashionable relativists and urgent in his plea for our civilization, which more than ever stands in need of the self-knowledge and self-confidence that are the gift of serious culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594031946
Publisher:
Encounter Books
Publication date:
08/25/2007
Series:
Brief Encounters Series
Pages:
120
Sales rank:
808,742
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

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