In Philosophy: Principles and Problems Roger Scruton shares the ideas and arguments which initially attracted him to the subject and those which have engaged his attention throughout his career. Through discussions of major philosophers, Kant and Wittgenstein in particular, he attempts to show how philosophy is relevant to life in the modern world. The topics he discusses range from the nature of truth, to Music, History, sex, morality and God. Read this book, therefore, to share a profound philosopher's thoughts about some of the major problems of our time. The Bloomsbury Revelations edition includes a new preface from the author.
An accessible and practical introduction to philosophy from a major contemporary philosopher.
Preface 1. Why? 2. Truth 3. The Demon 4. Subject and Object 5. Persons 6. Time 7. God 8. Freedom 9. Morality 10. Sex 11. Music 12. History Further Reading Index