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Description - Modern Philosophy by Roger Scruton

Roger Scruton is one of the most widely respected philosophers of our time, whose often provocative views never fail to stimulate debate. In Modern Philosophy he turns his attention to the whole of the field, from the philosophy of logic to aesthetics, and in so doing provides us with an essential and comprehensive guide to modern thinking. Considered by many to be the best philosophical primer since Bertrand Russell's The Problems of Philosophy, this book is a must for both the student and the general reader.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844131068
ISBN-10: 1844131068
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 153mm x 45mm)
Pages: 624
Imprint: Pimlico
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Modern Philosophy by Roger Scruton

UK Kirkus Review » Based on lectures given in London and Boston, Massachusetts Roger Scruton examines the past form of proven philosophical truth, and where its value is in dispute, how it has been surpassed and modified. More than anything, he addresses modern philosophy's preoccupation with the position of the self, as foreseen by Descartes with all its doubts and concerns. To achieve this he compares the illusion of the self with the modern world-view. In doing so he outlines the main arguments about the self's social construction, self-reference, and the role of language in explaining its existence. In the end, it all comes down to 'knowing what is true only by what we understand.' This book can only add to that continuing debate. (Kirkus UK)

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Author Biography - Roger Scruton

Roger Scruton was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge. He taught for twenty years in the department of philosophy, Birkbeck College, University of London, and is now Professor of Philosophy at Boston University, Massachusetts. He is the editor of the Salisbury Review. His works include Art and Imagination, The Aesthetics of Architecture, The Meaning of Conservatism, Sexual Desire, Modern Philosophy and The Philosopher on Dover Beach. He has written several works of fiction, including the highly acclaimed Xanthippic Dialogues.

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