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When Sir Roger Scruton passed away at the age of 75 on January 12, the world lost a giant in philosophy. Scruton wrote approximately 50 books on topics ranging from food to music to conservative thought, and in 2016 he was knighted for his contribution to philosophy and education. On this episode, Acton’s Samuel Gregg explains the most important veins of Scruton’s thought, especially those related to political philosophy and the arts.

Resources:

“Roger Scruton: a year in which much was lost – but more gained,” by Sir Roger Scruton

Roger Scruton speaks on ‘The Crisis of Liberty in the West’ at Acton Institute event

“Sir Roger Scruton: In Memoriam,” by Paul Krause

Sir Roger Scruton’s full address and Q&A at Oxford Union

Watch the BBC documentary, ‘Why Beauty Matters’ with Sir Roger Scruton

Essential works of Roger Scruton

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Caroline Roberts Caroline Roberts is a managing editor at the Acton Institute and produces Acton's weekly podcast, Acton Line.