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    • Conservatism

    • By: Roger Scruton
    • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
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    Roger Scruton looks at the central ideas of conservatism over the centuries. He examines conservative thinking on civil society, the rule of law and the role of the state on the one hand and freedom (including freedom of expression and association), morality, equality, property and rights on the other. He traces the origins and development of the conservative ideology in the philosophies and thoughts of, among others, John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, David Hume, Edmund Burke, Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, John Ruskin, Michael Oakeshott, Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman and Robert Nozick....

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    • Music as an Art

    • By: Roger Scruton
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
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    Roger Scruton is a polymath. He has written authoritatively on a huge range of subjects from the environment to wine, from cosmology to the Middle East. He is also an accomplished musician (organ and piano) and a composer of works including an opera and a song cycle. This is Scruton’s second major work on music for Bloomsbury - the first being Understanding Music (Continuum, 2009). 

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    • Where We Are

    • By: Roger Scruton
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
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    Following his highly acclaimed and best-selling book England: An Elegy (Bloomsbury Continuum), Roger Scruton now seeks to assess the basis of national sentiment and loyalty at a time when the United Kingdom must redefine its position in the world. To what are our duties owed and why?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nicely read and well balanced arguments

    • By Kid Ooshi on 06-09-18

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    • How to Be a Conservative

    • By: Roger Scruton
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
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    What does it mean to be a conservative in an age so sceptical of conservatism? How can we live in the presence of our 'canonized forefathers' at a time when their cultural, religious and political bequest is so routinely rejected? With soft left-liberalism as the dominant force in Western politics, what can conservatives now contribute to public debate that will not be dismissed as pure nostalgia?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • There's still some sanity in the world ...

    • By Matthew of Melk on 07-09-15

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    • The Soul of the World

    • By: Roger Scruton
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
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    In The Soul of the World, renowned philosopher Roger Scruton defends the experience of the sacred against today’s fashionable forms of atheism. He argues that our personal relationships, moral intuitions, and aesthetic judgments hint at a transcendent dimension that cannot be understood through the lens of science alone. To be fully alive - and to understand what we are - is to acknowledge the reality of sacred things.

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    • Kant: A Very Short Introduction

    • By: Roger Scruton
    • Narrated by: Kyle Munley
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
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    Kant is arguably the most influential modern philosopher, but also one of the most difficult. Roger Scruton tackles his exceptionally complex subject with a strong hand, exploring the background to Kant's work and showing why the Critique of Pure Reason has proved so enduring.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • To go straight to the deepest depth,

    • By David Jones on 21-02-15

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    • I Drink Therefore I Am

    • A Philosopher's Guide to Wine
    • By: Roger Scruton
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
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    We are familiar with the medical opinion that a daily glass of wine is good for the health and also the rival opinion that any more than a glass or two will set us on the road to ruin. Whether or not good for the body, Scruton argues, wine, drunk in the right frame of mind, is definitely good for the soul. And there is no better accompaniment to wine than philosophy. By thinking with wine, you can learn not only to drink in thoughts but to think in draughts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An educative listen

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-11-18

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