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Roger Scruton: Why Philosophy Matters

Professor Roger Scruton FBA, Visiting Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Oxford

‘Why philosophy matters?’

Recorded at the British Academy Soirée, Tuesday 28 June 2016

Philosophy deals in abstractions, so of what use is it in the concrete circumstances of life? And although it asks the ultimate questions, it seems to have no answers to them. Or have we academic philosophers failed to see what philosophy really can be?

List of speakers at the British Academy Soirée 2016