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Studies in Philosophy and Education

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 187–193 | Cite as

The two minds of Roger Scruton

  • J. Martin Stafford
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Abstract

In two recent pieces Roger Scruton recommends that we should instil in children feelings of revulsion towards homosexuality; whereas the corollaries of his earlier book Sexual Desire contradict this. These inconsistencies are exposed and discussed and the preferability of his earlier stance defended.

Key Words

homosexuality moral education sex education 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Martin Stafford
    • 1
  1. 1.AltrinchamGreat Britain

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