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The author of the book: Roger Scruton
Edition: Bloomsbury Academic
Date of issue: June 1st 2006
ISBN: 0826480381
ISBN 13: 9780826480385
Language: English
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A dazzling treatise, as erudite and eloquent as Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex and considerably more sound in its conclusion - TLS


"He is an eloquent and practised writer" - The Independent (UK)


When John desires Mary or Mary desires John, what does either of them want? What is meant by innocence, passion, love and arousal, desire, perversion and shame? These are just a few of the questions Roger Scruton addresses in this thought-provoking intellectual adventure. Beginning from purely philosophical premises, and ranging over human life, art and institutions, he surveys the entire field of sexuality; equally dissatisfied with puritanism and permissiveness, he argues for a radical break with recent theories. Upholding traditional morality - though in terms that may shock many of its practitioners - his argument gravitates to that which is candid, serene and consoling in the experience of sexual love.


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Ebook Sexual Desire: A Philosophical Investigation read Online! Sir Roger Scruton is a writer and philosopher who has published more than forty books in philosophy, aesthetics and politics. He is a fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He teaches in both England and America and is a Visiting Professor at Department of Philosophy and Fellow of Blackfriars Hall, Oxford, he is also a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington D.C.

In 2015 he published two books, The Disappeared and later in the autumn, Fools Frauds and Firebrands. Fools Frauds and Firebrands is an update of Thinkers of the New Left published, to widespread outrage, in 1986. It includes new chapters covering Lacan, Deleuze and Badiou and some timely thoughts about the historians and social thinkers who led British intellectuals up the garden path during the last decades, including Eric Hobsbawm and Ralph Miliband.

In 2016 he again published two books, Confessions of A Heretic (a collection of essays) and The Ring of Truth, about Wagner’s Ring cycle, which was widely and favourably reviewed. In 2017 he published On Human Nature (Princeton University Press), which was again widely reviewed, and contains a distillation of his philosophy. He also published a response to Brexit, Where We Are (Bloomsbury).



Reviews of the Sexual Desire: A Philosophical Investigation


DANIEL

There are some interesting pages

STANLEY

Easy to read, easy to understand!

EMILY

There are clear drawbacks

DYLAN

I never liked the book.

CHLOE

On one Breath




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