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Gentle Regrets

Author: Roger Scruton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472927850

Page: 256

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Roger Scruton is Britain's best known intellectual dissident, who has defended English traditions and English identity against an official culture of denigration. Although his writings on philosophical aesthetics have shown him to be a leading authority in the field, his defence of political conservatism has marked him out in academic circles as public enemy number one. Whether it is Scruton's opinions that get up the nose of his critics, or the wit and erudition with which he expresses them, there is no doubt that their noses are vastly distended by his presence, and constantly on the verge of a collective sneeze. Contrary to orthodox opinion, however, Roger Scruton is a human being, and Gentle Regrets contains the proof of it - a quiet, witty but also serious and moving account of the ways in which life brought him to think what he thinks, and to be what he is. His moving vignettes of his childhood and later influences illuminate this book. Love him or hate him, he will engage you in an argument that is both intellectually stimulating and informed by humour.

Conversations with Roger Scruton

4 Roger Scruton, Gentle Regrets: Thoughts from a Life (London: Continuum,
2005), pp. 11–12. 5 Scruton, Gentle Regrets, p. 90. 6 Roger Scruton, England: An
Elegy (London: Continuum, 2006). Jack Scruton features primarily in Chapter ...

Conversations with Roger Scruton

Author: Mark Dooley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472917111

Page: 224

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This book reveals what life was like for Roger Scruton growing up in High Wycombe, how he survived Cambridge and how he came to hold his conservative outlook. It tells of Scruton's rise to prominence while writing for The Times and sheds light on his campaign on behalf of underground dissidents in Eastern Europe. Ranging across topics as diverse as the current state of British philosophy, music, religion, and illuminating what lay behind Scruton's abandonment of academia for his new life on a Wiltshire farm, Conversations with Roger Scruton is an intimate portrait of a writer who has felt philosophy as a vocation and whose defence of unfashionable causes has brought him a wide readership in Britain and around the world.

Roger Scruton The Philosopher on Dover Beach

Scruton, Gentle Regrets, p.63. Scruton, The Philosopher on Dover Beach, p.11.
Scruton, Gentle Regrets, p.232. Elsewhere, Scruton defines piety as 'respect for
sacred things'. It demands, he writes, 'that we honour our parents and ancestors,
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Roger Scruton  The Philosopher on Dover Beach

Author: Mark Dooley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441159274

Page: 200

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Roger Scruton is one of the outstanding British philosophers of the post-war years. Why then is he at best ignored and at worst reviled? Part of the reason is that he is an unapologetic conservative in the tradition of Edmund Burke. That conservative instinct was sharpened during the Paris riots of 1968. From that point on Scruton set himself the task of stridently opposing what he has since termed 'the culture of repudiation'. In so doing he targeted liberals in the tradition of Russell and Mill, existentialists like Sartre and post modernists in the fashion of Foucault. Here is a brilliant description of Scruton's life and work and a careful analysis of his central ideas. Scruton defends an Hegelian and Burkean view of human nature, one founded on allegiance to the State as the guarantor of tangible freedom. He thus opposes any and all variations of the social contract theory, liberal or existential individualism or philosophical theories of the 'authentic' self in isolation from its kind. In recent years his conservative notion of the nation state has been used to reflect upon and criticise the European Union, the United Nations and the idea that the Middle East can be reformed along Western democratic lines. Scruton, argues the author of this book, is the one British intellectual who has courageously rowed against the tide of liberal conviction and has arrived at political conclusions the truth of which are becoming more and more obvious. This book argues conclusively that Roger Scruton is a prophet for our times.

Why Rousseau was Wrong

In Gentle Regrets, Roger Scruton describes how he regained his religion, and
writes movingly about loss. He concludes the book with his reflections on the
Jubilate Deo. 'Once we came before God's presence with a song; now we come ...

Why Rousseau was Wrong

Author: Frances Ward

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441115536

Page: 249

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Why secular humanism leads to guilt, political correctness and fear of giving offence -- and how the Church can help.

The Lewis Carroll Picture Book

With a sweet though feeble voice, he plaintively murmured out the gentle regrets
that clouded his breast : — , ' Alas ! she would not hear my prayer ! Yet it were
rash to tear my hair ; Disfigured, I should be less fair. ' She was unwise, I may say
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The Lewis Carroll Picture Book

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Chapman s Magazine of Fiction

Amabel had suffered , but that special anguish had passed away , leaving
nothing but gentle regrets and sweet sad memories . There are but few natures
unto whom a first love and a first sorrow is eternal . Gilbert Lydhurst , who walked
beside ...

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Macmillan s Magazine

Young , strong , clever , innocent , and , sitting down in the warm little parwithout
regrets , but living in a glorified lour ... I think , præcordial anxiety , he againhad a
few gentle regrets connected with The old man said this sentence three the old ...

Macmillan s Magazine

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Silcote of Silcotes

Young , strong , clever , innocent , without regrets , but living in a glorified
atmosphere of splendid hopes — I doubt if ... of joy upon him near akin to that
pain which they call , I think , præcordial anxiety , he had a few gentle regrets
connected ...

Silcote of Silcotes

Author: Henry Kingsley

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London Society

She is better off , however , in spite of her gentle regrets , than the no less
commendable matron in all moral and domestic respects , who has solidified into
scorn of youth and poetry and sentiment , and for whom the whole interest of
existence ...

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Report Transactions of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science Literature and Art

In England , his gentle birth and other valuable qualities procured him ( at the
time I speak of ) much consideration . ... yet tears of truest sorrow fell upon it , and
' twill be ofttimes visited by the gentle regrets of many who loved the peaceful ...

Report   Transactions of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science  Literature and Art

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List of members.

Report and Transactions The Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science Literature and Art

In England , his gentle birth and other valuable qualities procured him ( at the
time I speak of ) much consideration . ... yet tears of truest sorrow fell upon it , and
' twill be ofttimes visited by the gentle regrets of many who loved the peaceful ...

Report and Transactions   The Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science  Literature and Art

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List of members in each volume.

The Complete Works of L E Landon

... her regret was unconsciously measured herself to pass through the farmyard
since by what she was expected to feel . ... crime and anguish had the feelings ,
denied the resource of sympathy , as yet been but words ; sad and gentle regrets
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The Complete Works of L  E  Landon

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Francesca Carrara

Fortunately her health was delicate - we say fortunately , for the mind must have
yielded , had not the body sank under the ... but words ; sad and gentle regrets
might have flung a moment ' s lightest shadow on her path , but she had known
no ...

Francesca Carrara

Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon

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Page: 445

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Arthur s Home Magazine

This gentle regrets that circumstances compel him to defer man whom we are
expecting is wealthy , and I the pleasure of visiting us for some weeks . hope
Clara will fancy him . It would be a good You will have plenty of time to get
everything ...

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Famous Women of China

This leaf fell down outside the wall and a young man Yü Yeo F il picked it up ,
read it and wrote the distich in answer :· I hear that on the leaf were written a lady
' s gentle regrets , On a leaf I write my strain , but to whom shall I send it ? He
threw ...

Famous Women of China

Author: Ernst Faber

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Page: 62

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Hidden Depths

The time had indeed arrived when I must face the truth , and understand what my
position really was . I muttered something about feeling ill , and without waiting to
hear Vincent's gentle regrets , I rushed from his room , never to enter it again .

Hidden Depths

Author: Felicia Skene

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Page: 351

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