Preface vii 1 Human Kind 1 2 Human Relations 50 3 The Moral Life 79 4 Sacred Obligations 113 Index of Names 145 Index of Subjects 149
Roger Scruton is a writer and philosopher. His many books include The Soul of the World and The Aesthetics of Architecture (both Princeton), as well as A Short History of Modern Philosophy; Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left; and The Ring of Truth: The Wisdom of Wagner's "Ring of the Nibelung." He lives in Wiltshire, England.
"[F]inely written, compactly argued."--James Ryerson, New York Times Book Review "Roger Scruton's On Human Nature ... gives a brief, poetic account of a way of thinking about ourselves that many of us, especially with a background in the humanities, will find congenial."--Adam Zeman, Standpoint "On Human Nature is a tour de force of a rare kind. In clear, elegant prose it makes large claims in metaphysics, morals and, by implication, politics."--The Economist