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A Short History of Modern Philosophy: From Descartes to Wittgenstein
Philosophy surveys tend either to ignore important nuances and therefore become just plain wrong, or pay attention to those details and therefore become impossible to read...Beauty: A Very Short Introduction
Beauty can be consoling, disturbing, sacred, profane it can be exhilarating, appealing, inspiring, chilling...Death-Devoted Heart: Sex and Sacred in Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde
This is an outstanding essay written by one of Britains foremost conservative philosophers...On Human Nature
In this short book, acclaimed writer and philosopher Roger Scruton presents an original and radical defense of human uniqueness...Sexual Desire: A Philosophical Investigation
A passionate and consoling study of sexual love by one of Britains finest philosophers...Understanding Music: Philosophy and Interpretation
Roger Scruton first addressed this topic in his celebrated book The Aesthetics of Music OUP and in this new book he applies the theory to the practice and examines a number of composers and musical forms...