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Modern Philosophy
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  • Published: 15 January 2004
  • ISBN: 9781844131068
  • Imprint: Pimlico
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 624
  • RRP: $54.99

Modern Philosophy

An Introduction and Survey


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'Anyone interested in philosophy should read this book' Nicholas Bagnall, Sunday Telegraph

Roger Scruton is one of the most widely respected philosophers of our time, whose often provocative views never fail to stimulate debate. In Modern Philosophy he turns his attention to the whole field, from the philosophy of logic to aesthetics, and in so doing provides us with an essential and comprehensive guide to modern thinking. Considered by many to be the best philosophical primer since Bertrand Russell's The Problems of Philosophy, this book is a must for both the student and the general reader.

  • Pub date: 15 January 2004
  • ISBN: 9781844131068
  • Imprint: Pimlico
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 624
  • RRP: $54.99

About the Author

Roger Scruton

Roger Scruton was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge. He taught for twenty years in the department of philosophy, Birkbeck College, University of London, and is now Professor of Philosophy at Boston University, Massachusetts. He is the editor of the Salisbury Review. His works include Art and Imagination, The Aesthetics of Architecture, The Meaning of Conservatism, Sexual Desire, Modern Philosophy and The Philosopher on Dover Beach. He has written several works of fiction, including the highly acclaimed Xanthippic Dialogues.

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Praise for Modern Philosophy

“Anyone interested in philosophy should read this book”

Nicholas Bagnall, Sunday Telegraph

“Modern Philosophy succeeds in inspiring readers to explore the topic further, because one senses Scruton the mark of the true thinker, a deep sincerity and conviction”

Alain de Botton, Daily Telegraph

“Scruton is a masterly writer; his book is a paradigm of lucidity”

A.C. Grayling, Financial Times

“A remarkably rich smorgasbord”

Oliver Letwin, The Times

“Invaluable”

Frederic Raphael, Sunday Times


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