Roger Scruton





Roger Scruton


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January 27, 1944

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Roger Vernon Scruton is a self-employed English philosopher and writer, known in the UK as a key figure in the "New Right" in the 1980s and 1990s. He currently lives in rural Wiltshire, but was a professor of philosophy at Boston University from 1992 to 1995, and subsequently a professor at Birkbeck College, London.

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Comment on Recent Events. After a six-year spell in the United States, I and my family have returned to England, where we will be resident as before in rural Wiltshire, outside Malmesbury. During the last year I was a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington and I have been fortunate in having been [...] Read more of this blog post »
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“A writer who says that there are no truths, or that all truth is ‘merely relative,’ is asking you not to believe him. So don’t.”
Roger Scruton, Modern Philosophy: An Introduction and Survey

“It is not enough to be nice; you have to be good. We are attracted by nice people; but only on the assumption that their niceness is a sign of goodness.”
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“The consolation of imaginary things is not imaginary consolation.”
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