Human Nature, Human Rights, Human Duties
Charles E. Test, M.D. '37 Distinguished Lectures Series
Roger Scruton, Visiting Professor of Philosophy, St. Andrews University and University of Oxford; Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center
Author of Green Philosophy (Oxford University Press), The Aesthetics of Music (Oxford University Press), and The Aesthetics of Architecture (Princeton University Press)
Roger Scruton is a writer and philosopher who lives in Washington, D.C. and rural Wiltshire, England. He is currently a Senior Scholar at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and Visiting Professor of Philosophy at St. Andrews University and University of Oxford. He has held teaching positions at Princeton University, Boston University, and Birkbeck College in London. He has written widely on political and cultural issues as well as on aesthetics, with particular attention to music and architecture. His books include The Aesthetics of Architecture (Princeton), The Aesthetics of Music (Oxford) and Green Philosophy (OUP New York). His opera Violet was performed at the Guildhall London to widespread acclaim in 2004. He was founding editor of The Salisbury Review as well as founder and director of Claridge Press, which is now part of Continuum International Publishing Group. He earned his Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. in Philosophy from University of Cambridge, and his law degree from Inner Temple in London.