The Roger Scruton Bibliography

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SCRUTON, Roger Vernon (27 Feb 1944 - 2020 Jan 12).


1974. Art and Imagination: A Study in the Philosophy of Mind (London: Methuen, 1974; Routledge, Kegan & Paul, 1982; St. Augustine’s Press, 1998 and 2015). Abbreviation = AI.
1979. The Aesthetics of Architecture (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1979; second printing with corrections, 1980; with a new introduction [pp. ix–xxi], 2013). Abbreviation = AA.
1980. The Meaning of Conservatism (Macmillan/Penguin, 1980; 2nd ed., 1984; 3rd ed. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2000; St. Augustine’s Press, 2002). Abbreviation = MC.
1981. The Politics of Culture and Other Essays (Manchester: Carcanet Press). Abbreviation = PC.
1981a. A Short History of Modern Philosophy: From Descartes to Wittgenstein (London & New York: Routledge, 1981 and 1984; 2nd ed. revised and enlarged, 1995; 3rd ed. 2001). Abbreviation = HMP.
1981b. Fortnight’s Anger (Manchester: Carcanet Press, 1981). Abbreviation = FA.
1982. Kant (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982; revised ed. with a new chapter on “Enlightenment and Law” published as Kant: A Very Short Introduction, 2001; illustrated ed. London & New York: Sterling, 2010). Abbreviation = KI.
1982a. [The Palgrave Macmillan] Dictionary of Political Thought (Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 1982; 2nd ed. 1996; 3rd ed. 2007). Abbreviation = PMD.
1983. The Aesthetic Understanding: Essays in the Philosophy of Art and Culture (London & New York: Methuen, 1983; new ed. with three new essays added [Chapters 14–16, pp. 217–286] = South Bend, Indiana: St. Augustine’s Press, 1998). Abbreviation = AU.
1985. Thinkers of the New Left (Harlow: Longman; London: The Claridge Press). Abbreviation = TNL.
1986. Sexual Desire: A Moral Philosophy of the Erotic (New York: The Free Press, 1986); new subtitle: A Philosophical Investigation (London: Continuum, 2006). Abbreviation = SD.
1986a. Spinoza (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986 and 1996; published as Spinoza: A Very Short Introduction, 2002). Abbreviation = SI.
1987. A Land Held Hostage: Lebanon and the West (London: The Claridge Press). Abbreviation = LHH.
1987a. Untimely Tracts (Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan). Abbreviation = UT.
1990. Philosopher on Dover Beach: Essays (Manchester: Carcanet Press, 1990; South Bend, Indiana: St. Augustine’s Press, 1998). Abbreviation = PDB.
1991. Francesca: A Novel (London: Sinclair-Stevenson). Abbreviation = FN.
1991a. A Dove Descending: And Other Stories (London: Sinclair-Stevenson). Now available online at: <>. Abbreviation = DD.
1993. Xanthippic Dialogues (London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1993; paperback, 1994; South Bend, Indiana: St. Augustine’s Press, 1998). Abbreviation = XD.
1994. Modern Philosophy: An Introduction and Survey (London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1994; Penguin, 1996; Random House UK, 2001; Pimlico, 2004). Abbreviation = MP.
1994a. The Classical Vernacular: Architectural Principles in an Age of Nihilism (Manchester: Carcanet Press; New York: St. Martin’s). Abbreviation = CV.
1996. An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Philosophy (Duckworth, 1996; Penguin, 1999; published as Philosophy: Principles and Problems, Continuum, 2005 and 2016). Abbreviation = PP.
1996a. Animal Rights and Wrongs (London: Demos, 1996; 2nd ed. 1998; 3rd ed. Metro, 2000). Abbreviation = AR.
1997. The Aesthetics of Music (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997; paperback, 1999). Abbreviation = AM.
1997a. Society of Strangers: Education for Citizenship in the Post-Modern World (University of London: Institute of United States Studies).
1998. On Hunting (London: Yellow Jersey Press). Abbreviation = OH.
1998a. An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Modern Culture (Duckworth, 1998; new ed. = South Bend, Indiana: St. Augustine’s Press, 2000; London: Continuum, 2005). Abbreviation = MC.
2000. Perictione in Colophon: Reflections on the Aesthetic Way of Life (South Bend, Indiana: St. Augustine’s Press). Abbreviation = PIC.
2000a. England: An Elegy (Chatto & Windus, 2000; Pimlico, 2001; London: Continuum, 2001 and 2006). Abbreviation = EE.
2000b. Who, What and Why: Trans-National Government, Legitimacy and the World Health Organisation (Institute of Economic Affairs, 2000).
2002. The West and the Rest: Globalization and the Terrorist Threat (ISI, 2002; London: Continuum, 2003 and 2005). Abbreviation = WR.
2004. Death-Devoted Heart: Sex and the Sacred in Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde (Oxford: Oxford University Press). Abbreviation = DDH.
2004a. News from Somewhere: On Settling (London: Continuum). Abbreviation = NS.
2004b. The Need for Nations (Civitas). Second edition: England and the Need for Nations (2006). Abbreviation = NN.
2005. Gentle Regrets: Thoughts form a Life (London: Continuum). Abbreviation = GR.
2006. A Political Philosophy: Arguments for Conservatism (London: Continuum). Abbreviation = APP.
2007. Culture Counts: Faith and Feeling in a World Besieged (New York: Encounter Books). Abbreviation = CC.
2009. I Drink Therefore I am (London: Continuum). Abbreviation = ID.
2009a. Understanding Music: Philosophy and Interpretation (London: Continuum). Paperback edition: 2016. Abbreviation = UM.
2009b. Beauty (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009; published as Beauty: A Very Short Introduction, 2011).
2010. The Uses of Pessimism: and the Danger of False Hope (Atlantic Books, 2010; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013). Abbreviation = UP.
2011. Green Philosophy (Atlantic Books). Also published as Scruton 2012b. Abbreviation = GP.
2012. The Face of God (London: Continuum). Gifford Lectures, University of St. Andrews, Spring 2010. Abbreviation = FG.
2012a. Our Church: A Personal History of the Church of England (Atlantic Books). Abbreviation = OC.
2012b. How to Think Seriously About the Planet: The Case for an Environmental Conservatism (Oxford: Oxford University Press). Abbreviation = GP.
2013. “Introduction to the 2013 Edition”, The Aesthetics of Architecture (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press), ix–xxi. Cf. Scruton 1979.
2014. Notes from Underground (Beaufort Books). Abbreviation = NG.
2014a. The Soul of the World (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press). Stanton Lectures, University of Cambridge, Michaelmas Term 2011. Abbreviation = SW.
2014b. How to Be a Conservative (Bloomsbury Continuum). Abbreviation = HBC.
2015. The Disappeared (Bloomsbury). Abbreviation = TD.
2015a. Fools, Frauds, and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left (Bloomsbury). Abbreviation = FFF.
2016. Confessions of a Heretic (Notting Hill). Abbreviation = COH.
2016a. Conversations with Roger Scruton: Roger Scruton and Mark Dooley (Continuum). Abbreviation = CRS.
2016b. The Ring of Truth: The Wisdom of Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung (The Overlook Press). Abbreviation = ROT.
2017. On Human Nature (Princeton University Press). Abbreviation = OHN.
2017a. Conservatism: Ideas in Profile (Profile Books). Abbreviation = CIP.
2018. Where We Are: The State of Britain Now (Bloomsbury Continuum). Abbreviation = WWA.
2018a. Conservatism: An Invitation to the Great Tradition (St. Martin's Press). Abbreviation = CGT.
2018b. Music as an Art (Bloomsbury Continuum). Abbreviation = MAA.
2018c. Souls in the Twilight (Beaufort Books). Abbreviation = SIT.
2020. Wagner's Parsifal: The Music of Redemption (Penguin). Abbreviation = WP.
2022. Against the Tide: The best of Roger Scruton's columns, commentaries and criticism (Bloomsbury). Abbreviation = ATT.

Edited Books:

1988. Conservative Thinkers: Essays from ‘The Salisbury Review’ (London: The Claridge Press).
1988a. Conservative Thoughts: Essays from ‘The Salisbury Review’ (London: The Claridge Press).
1991b. Conservative Texts: An Anthology, Edited with an Introduction [pp. 1–28] by Roger Scruton (New York: St. Martin’s Press).

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Selected articles from my older archive of online writings:

2007a. “The Sacred and the Human”, Prospect Magazine (August 1, 2007): <>.

2008. “The Limits of Liberty”, The American Spectator (Dec 2008 / Jan 2009): 46–54. <>.

2012c. “The Space of Music”, Reason Papers Vol. 34, no. 2 (October 2012): 167–183. <>.

2015b. “The End of the University”, First Things (April 2015), <>.

2016c. “Richard Wagner and the Valhalla state of mind”, Prospect Magazine (July 2016 issue), <>.

2017b. “The Work of the Philosopher”, TLS (Nov 1, 2017), <>.

Dr. Mark Dooley (Executor of Roger Scruton's literary estate):

Postcards from the Frontline: Sir Roger Scruton as a Journalist

Every Tear has been Wiped Away: The True Meaning of the Cross

Thoughts from a Life: A Man of Letters

Roger Scruton on Music as an Art

This bibliography of books and articles by Roger Scruton is maintained by Christopher S. Morrissey