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The Princeton University Press Lecture: On Human Nature SOLD OUT

Monday 27 March 2017

1 Hour


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Writer and philosopher Sir Roger Scruton challenges the views of evolutionary psychologists and philosophical materialists such as Richard Dawkins with a defence of human uniqueness and self-consciousness.

Scruton argues that humans cannot simply be understood as biological objects. We are not simply animals but people in relation with other people in a shared world of freedom, value and accountability. He ranges widely across intellectual history, from Plato to Darwin and Wittgenstein to argue his case that we are distinguished by our ability to say ‘I’ and by our sense of ourselves.

Scruton is a bestselling writer and philosopher. His books include The Soul of the World and Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left