In Philosophy: Principles and Problems Roger Scruton shares the ideas and arguments which initially attracted him to the subject and those which have engaged his attention throughout his career. Through discussions of major philosophers, Kant and Wittgenstein in particular, he attempts to show how philosophy is relevant to life in the modern world. The topics he discusses range from the nature of truth, to Music, History, sex, morality and God. Read this book, therefore, to share a profound philosopher's thoughts about some of the major problems of our time. The Bloomsbury Revelations edition includes a new preface from the author.
Roger Scruton is Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford and Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington DC, USA. He has published more than 40 books and writes regularly for The Times, The Telegraph and The Spectator.
Preface 1. Why? 2. Truth 3. The Demon 4. Subject and Object 5. Persons 6. Time 7. God 8. Freedom 9. Morality 10. Sex 11. Music 12. History Further Reading Index