Roger Scruton is a philosopher, public commentator and author of over 40 books. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Fellow of the European Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Fellow of the British Academy.
Scruton is well known on both sides of the Atlantic as a prolific writer and public intellectual. His books include works of criticism, political theory and aesthetics, as well as novels and short stories. In addition to his authoritative compendia, Modern Philosophy: An Introduction and Survey (1994), and A Dictionary of Political Thought (3rd Edition, 2007), he has written three important studies in applied philosophy – The Aesthetics of Architecture (1979), Sexual Desire (1986) and The Aesthetics of Music (1997). His works of Fiction include A Dove Descending, Xanthippic Dialogues and The Disappeared.
Scruton engages in contemporary political and cultural debates from the standpoint of a conservative thinker and is well known as a powerful polemicist.
He lives with his wife and two children in Malmesbury, England.