The world lost one of its finest, most original, and most independent thinkers with the repose of Sir Roger Scruton last weekend. Sir Roger was also a friend of “Another City;” we featured several of his articles, and we were proud to have him as an early subscriber to this journal.
In his memory, we offer a video presentation in which he discusses what was perhaps his most urgent topic: the importance of beauty, along with the consequences following modernity’s insistence on turning its back on beauty and its overall refusal of transcendence.
By Sir Roger Scruton
About the Author
- One of our most influential public philosophers, Sir Roger Scruton also holds academic Chairs at Oxford University and the University of St Andrews, as well as the Ethics and Public Policy Center in the United States. He was instrumental in establishing underground academic networks in Soviet-controlled Eastern Europe, for which he was awarded the Czech Republic’s Medal of Merit by President Vaclav Havel. Although his work is wide-ranging, he specializes in aesthetics and political philosophy. He was knighted in 2016 for “services to philosophy, teaching and public education.”