Preface 1: Judging beauty 2: Human beauty 3: Natural beauty 4: Everyday beauty 5: Artistic beauty 6: Taste and order 7: Art and Eros 8: The flight from beauty 9: Concluding thoughts Notes and Further Reading
Roger Scruton is research Professor at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences based in Arlington, Virginia. His previous academic affiliations have been Professor of Aesthetics at Birkbeck College, London, and subsequently Professor of Philosophy and University Professor at Boston University. His published works range from academic philosophy, specialising in aesthetics, to fiction, and political and cultural commentary. They includeOn Hunting (1998), An Intelligent Person's Guide to Modern Culture (1998), Spinoza (1998), Perictione in Colophon (2000), and England: an Elegy (2000).
`Review from previous edition As always with Scruton, his prose is exquisite and wonderfully clear, which fact together with the illustrations make his book a thing of beauty itself.' A. C. Grayling, The Art Newspaper `Careful and absorbing.' A. C. Grayling, The Art Newspaper `This is a fascinating and thought-provoking little book.' A. C. Grayling, The Art Newspaper `Roger Scruton has moments of great insight and clarity in this attractively slim volume.' Sebastian Smee, The Observer `A fascinating book, which I heartily recommend.' Bryan Wilson, Readers Digest `Short, fast paced, and wide ranging.' Michael Tanner, Literary Review