Roger Scruton is one of Britain’s best known and most distinguished philosophers and public intellectuals. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge, where he was also a research fellow of Peterhouse, and is a barrister of the Inns of Court, He has held Professorships at the universities of London and Boston and Visiting positions at Princeton and most recently at the American Enterprise Institute. He is a fellow of the British Academy, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Roger Scruton’s very many publications include Art and Imagination (1974), The Aesthetics of Architecture (1979), The Politics of Culture (1981), The Aesthetic Understanding (1983), Kant (1983), Sexual Desire (1986), Spinoza (1987), The Philosopher on Dover Beach (1989), Modern Philosophy (1994), Animal Rights and Wrongs (1996), The Aesthetics of Music (1999), Death Devoted Heart (2004), Culture Counts (2007), Beauty (2009), Understanding Music (2009) and a volume of autobiography Gentle Regrets (2006).