Conversations with Roger Scruton

Conversations with Roger Scruton

by Mark Dooley, Roger Scruton


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472917096
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 07/26/2016
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 886,735
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Roger Scruton, the University of Oxford's Visiting Professor of Philosophy and Senior Fellow at the Ethics & Public Policy Center in Washington, DC, is also a prolific author. He writes regularly for The Times and The Telegraph.

Mark Dooley was University College Dublin's Newman Scholar of Theology. A regular on Irish radio and TV, he wrote a controversial foreign affairs column for the Sunday Independent, Roger Scruton: The Philosopher on Dover Beach, and edited The Roger Scruton Reader.

Table of Contents

Preface vi

1 Childhood and Cambridge 1

2 Becoming a Philosopher 29

3 Becoming a Conservative at Birkbeck 39

4 Some Thoughts on British Philosophy 57

5 Eastern Europe 65

6 Why Architecture? 85

7 Why Sex? 101

8 Leaving Birkbeck for Boston 113

9 Farming and Family 129

10 Sinful Pleasures 139

11 Rediscovering Religion 151

12 Living as a Writer 169

13 Making Music 179

14 Acceptance 191

Afterword 200

Notes 201

Index 207

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