Tag Archives: Roger Scruton

Q: When is a human being ethical?

A: When a human being is being human. Whether you read the title question as, ‘When is a human being ethical?’ or ‘When is a human being ethical?’, you read it correctly. The question of ethics arises along with the … Continue reading

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Freedom of Speech – a Scruton lecture

The following is a compilation of notes drafted during a lecture by Professor Roger Scruton on ‘Freedom of Speech’ at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, on 21 March 2017. Note: this is not a verbatim transcript of the actual lecture but a … Continue reading

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Fighting monsters and contracting horseshoe syndrome

Seeing the images of historical portraits, valuable paintings and other property being burned on UCT campus – as a reflection of so many other campuses and situations in our country – and reading some of the comments people make in … Continue reading

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Through the hole in the hedge

“Any thoughts?”, asked a friend on facebook. On whether we should, instead of worshipping some system or trusting it to heal our land, rather focus on “fortifying people from the problems created by the systems that direct their lives and … Continue reading

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Why Beauty Matters

The idea of beauty as a moral proclamation is one I’ve been confronted with over the past few months. Beauty is more than a simple matter of taste. There is a place where beauty and truth intersects and, following from … Continue reading

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