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Politics and Art in Roger Scruton's Conservative Philosophy

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Acknowledges the reflections on art in the British conservative tradition

  • Offers the first full length study into the philosophical legacy of Roger Scruton

  • Connects the practical activity and the contemplative achievements of this provocative thinker

Part of the book series: Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism (PASTCL)

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About this book

This book covers the field of and points to the intersections between politics, art and philosophy. Its hero, the late Sir Roger Scruton had a longstanding interested in all fields, acquiring professional knowledge in both the practice and theory of politics, art and philosophy. The claim of the book is, therefore, that contrary to a superficial prejudice, it is possible to address the philosophical issues of art and politics in the same oeuvre, as the example of this Cambridge-educated analytical philosopher proves.

Accordingly, the book has a bold thesis on the general, theoretical level, mapping the connections between politics, art and philosophy. However, it also has a pioneering commitment on the level of the particular, offering the first full-length study into the philosophical legacy of Roger Scruton, probably the most important British conservative philosopher of the late 20th and the first decades of the 21st century. It also allows reader to look into the philosopher’s fascination with Central European art and culture. Finally, it also provides a daring analysis of the late Scruton’s metaphysical inspirations, connecting the arts, and especially music, with religion and the bonds of love. 


Keywords

  • Roger Scruton
  • Conservatism
  • Politics
  • Aesthetics
  • Philosophy of Religion

Authors and Affiliations

  • Institute of Philosophy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

    Ferenc Hörcher

About the author

Ferenc Hörcher is Research Professor in the Research Institute of Politics and Government of the National University of Public Service and Senior Fellow in the Institute of Philosophy of the Research Centre for the Humanities, both in Budapest, Hungary. He is a political philosopher, historian of political and aesthetic thought. He is also a published poet. His last academic publication was A Political Philosophy of the European City (Lexington Books, 2021). 


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