An Intelligent Person's Guide to Modern Culture

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St. Augustine's Press, 1998 - Art - 173 pages
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Received by the British press with equal acclaim and indignation, this book sets out to define and defend high culture against the world of pop, corn, and popcorn. It shows just why culture matters in an age without faith, and gives an extended argument, drawing on philosophy, criticism, and anthropology, against the "post-modernist" world-view. Scruton offers a penetrating attack on deconstruction, on Foucault, on Nietzschean self-indulgence, and on the "culture of repudiation" which has infected the modern academy. But his book is not only negative. It is a celebration of the true heroes of modern culture and a call to the higher life.

The American edition of this famous and notorious work has been revised to take account of the controversy which it has inspired, and contains new material specially directed to Americans.

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Contents

What Is Culture?
1
Culture and Cult
5
Enlightenment
22
Copyright

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Roger Scruton is a writer and philosopher and the author of more than forty books, including "The Aesthetics of Architecture" (Princeton), "The Aesthetics of Music", "The Face of God", and "Green Philosophy". He is a visiting professor of philosophy at the University of Oxford and a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC.

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