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:
9781594032783
Publisher:
Encounter Books
Publication date:
05/01/2007
Series:
Brief Encounters
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
120
Sales rank:
1,000,308
File size:
179 KB

Meet the Author

Roger Scruton lives in Virginia and Wiltshire, England. Roger Scruton has published numerous titles, and is a renowned philosopher and writer.With growing concern over the melting pot' Scruton observes that the west is not losing it's culture but gaining independence.

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Culture Counts: Faith and Feeling in a World Besieged 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
2145 More than 1 year ago
If you are under the age of 55 and want to know why architecture, art, music, TV, movies are the way they are, read this book. If you are a parent of young children, read this book. If you want to know how to defend Western Culture to your friends, read it. If you are under 55 you were not taught this info in school, so read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent, thoughtful assessment. Well written, easy to read. Typical Roger Scruton conservative viewpoints but very thought provoking. Well worth the time to read a short but valuable contribution to philosophical thinking.