The Soul of the World SOLD OUT
Thursday 27 March 2014
Corpus Christi CollegeVenue
Renowned philosopher Roger Scruton defends the sacred against fashionable forms of atheism. He argues that our friendships, intuitions and aesthetic judgements cannot be understood through science alone and that to be fully alive is to acknowledge the reality of sacred things. His latest book, The Soul of the World, does not argue for the existence of God but reflects on why a sense of the sacred is essential to human life and what its loss would mean. He says that humans would not be at home without the sacred.
Scruton is a writer and philosopher who has written more than 40 books, including The Aesthetics of Music, The Face of God, and Green Philosophy. He is a visiting professor of philosophy at the University of Oxford and a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC.