Deeds Symposium Features Noted British Philosopher
Posted 04/06/2007Submitted by Category: Campus Announcements
Roger Scruton, who is widely regarded as the most important
living British conservative philosopher, will give a talk on
Monday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m., in Wilde Auditorium.
Scruton's lecture is the University's annual Deeds
The program is free and open to the public, but tickets are
required. To order tickets, call the University box office at
860.768.4228 or 1.800.274.8587.
Scruton has published more than 30 books on a wide range of issues,
from the aesthetics of architecture to fox-hunting. His published
writings seek to examine the various achievements of Western
culture and the institutions through which those ideals are passed
on to future generations. His first publication, Art and
Imagination, was an exploration of aesthetics, and since then
he has written on practically every topic in philosophy.
Forthcoming is the third edition of A Dictionary of Political
Thought, a comprehensive collection of definitions for
political thought and processes.
Scruton has been awarded an honorary doctorate for services to
literature and philosophy by Adelphi University, and another
honorary doctorate in recognition of his intellectual work by
Masaryk University in Brno, Moravia. He was also awarded the First
of June Prize by the city of Plzen for services to the Czech people
in their resistance to communist oppression, and has been decorated
by President Havel for the same cause.
Scruton graduated from Jesus College, Cambridge, and was a fellow
of Peterhouse, Cambridge; director of studies at Christ's College,
Cambridge; professor of aesthetics at Birkbeck College London; and
professor of philosophy at Boston University. Scruton is currently
a visiting professor at Princeton University and a research
professor at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, where he
The Deeds Symposium was created in 1982 to provide a forum for the
discussion of free-market principles. Program speakers are
internationally known participants in the continuing discussion of
free enterprise and government.