Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Contact: Nicholas Capaldi · firstname.lastname@example.org · 504-864-7028
Location: College of Business, 114 Miller Hall
Roger Scruton is an English philosopher who has written over thirty books, including Art and Imagination (1974), The Meaning of Conservatism (1980), Sexual Desire (1986), The Philosopher on Dover Beach (1990), The Aesthetics of Music (1997), Beauty (2009), and Our Church (2012). Scruton has also written two novels and composed two operas. He studied law at the Inns of Court (1974–1976), and was called to the Bar in 1978. Scruton was involved in the establishment of underground universities and academic networks in Soviet-controlled Central Europe during the Cold War, and in 1998 he was awarded by President Václav Havel the Czech Republic's Medal of Merit. Scruton has held positions at Boston University and the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, In 2010 he delivered the Scottish Gifford Lectures at St Andrews on the topic, "The Face of God." He is currently a Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center.
Roger Scruton will give a lecture entitled "Our Church" on Wednesday, October 2. The lecture will take place in Miller Hall 114 at 7:00 pm.