What is beauty & why we need it

Wethersfield Institute - Lecture Archives

In this lecture, recorded at the Union Club in New York on October 4, 2018, Sir Roger Scruton explores the timeless concept of beauty, asking what makes an object beautiful. He argues that beauty is a real and universal value, anchored in our rational nature, and that the sense of beauty has an indispensable part to play in shaping the human world.


Sir Roger Scruton is a writer and philosopher who has published more than forty books in philosophy, aesthetics, and politics. He is widely translated. He is a fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He teaches in both England and America and is a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington D.C. He is currently teaching an MA in Philosophy for the University of Buckingham.


Sir Roger Scruton

What Is Beauty & Why We Need It - Sir Roger Scruton
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