Fools Frauds and Firebrands

Fools  Frauds and Firebrands

In addition to assessments of these thinkers' philosophical and political contributions, the book contains a biographical and bibliographical section summarizing their careers and most important writings.

Author: Roger Scruton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408187340

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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The thinkers who have been most influential on the attitudes of the New Left are examined in this study by one of the leading critics of leftist orientations in modern Western civilization. Scruton begins with a ruthless analysis of New Leftism and concludes with a critique of the key strands in its thinking. He conducts a reappraisal of such major left-wing thinkers as: E. P. Thompson, Ronald Dworkin, R. D. Laing, Jurgen Habermas, Gyorgy Lukacs, Jean-Paul Sartre, Jacques Derrida, Slavoj Zizek, Ralph Milliband and Eric Hobsbawm. In addition to assessments of these thinkers' philosophical and political contributions, the book contains a biographical and bibliographical section summarizing their careers and most important writings. In Thinkers of the New Left Scruton asks, what does the Left look like today and as it has evolved since 1989? He charts the transfer of grievances from the working class to women, gays and immigrants, asks what can we put in the place of radical egalitarianism, and what explains the continued dominance of antinomian attitudes in the intellectual world? Can there be any foundation for resistance to the leftist agenda without religious faith? Scruton's exploration of these important issues is written with skill, perception and at all times with pellucid clarity. The result is a devastating critique of modern left-wing thinking.
Categories: Political Science

The Critique of Religion and Religion s Critique

The Critique of Religion and Religion   s Critique

ethnomasochism of certain forms of liberal-left thought, I find his reading of the
Frankfurt School, especially Theodor W. Adorno and Jürgen Habermas, written
primarily in his book Fools, Frauds, and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left, to
be ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004419049

Category: Religion

Page: 356

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The Critique of Religion and Religion’s Critique: On Dialectical Religiology, is a book compiled in honour of Rudolf J. Siebert, Critical Theorist of Society and Religion. It is meant to both illuminate and interrogate his critical approach to the study of religion: Dialectical Religiology.
Categories: Religion

Conversations with Roger Scruton

Conversations with Roger Scruton

8 Roger Scruton, Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left (
London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2015). This book was first published in 1985
as Thinkers of the New Left (Harlow: Longman, 1985). 9 Scruton, Thinkers of the
New ...

Author: Mark Dooley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472917119

Category: Philosophy

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.
Categories: Philosophy

Confessions of a Heretic

Confessions of a Heretic

How should we achieve a timely death against the advances of modern medicine? How should environmental policies be shaped by the government? This provocative collection seeks to answer the most pressing problems of our age.

Author: Roger Scruton

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781910749364

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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Hard-hitting essays by acclaimed social commentator and philosopher Roger Scruton, guaranteed to provoke lively debate A wide-ranging selection that includes essays on architecture and modern art, the environment, politics, and culture. Each “confession” reveals aspects of the author’s thinking that his critics would probably have advised him to keep to himself. Roger Scruton challenges popular opinion on key aspects of our society: What can we do to protect Western values against Islamic extremism? How can we nurture real friendship in the digital age of social media and Facebook? How should we achieve a timely death against the advances of modern medicine? How should environmental policies be shaped by the government? This provocative collection seeks to answer the most pressing problems of our age.
Categories: Political Science