Name: Sir Roger Scruton
Biography:
Roger is a philosopher, public commentator and author of over 40 books. He has specialised in aesthetics with particular attention to music and architecture.

He engages in contemporary political and cultural debates from the standpoint of a conservative thinker and is well known as a powerful polemicist. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a fellow of the British Academy.

He graduated from Cambridge University in 1965, spent two years abroad and then pursued an academic career in philosophy, first in Cambridge, and then in London, until 1990.

His principal activity for the last 30 years has been writing books and articles covering a broad range of topics in several genres. His serious academic research has been in the area of aesthetics, with two books – The Aesthetics of Architecture and The Aesthetics of Music – that have made a considerable contribution to their respective fields. In addition he has written essays, criticism, autobiography, invocations of country life, novels and poems.

Paraphrased from his website, April 2019.

         

 

 

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