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Author Scruton, Roger.

Title Culture counts : faith and feeling in a world besieged / Roger Scruton
Edition First edition
Published New York : Encounter Books, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 117 pages)
Series Brief encounters
Brief encounters (New York, N.Y.)
Contents Preface -- What is culture? -- Leisure, cult, and culture -- Knowledge and feeling -- The uses of criticism -- Teaching culture -- Culture wars -- Rays of hope
Summary What is culture? Why should we preserve it, and how? In this book, the renowned philosopher Roger Scruton defends Western culture against its internal critics and external enemies, and argues that rumors of its death are seriously exaggerated. He shows our culture to be a continuing source of moral knowledge, and rebuts the fashionable sarcasm that sees it as nothing more than the useless legacy of "dead white European males." Ranging widely over the arts and philosophy, Scruton defends what Eliot called "the common pursuit of true judgment" against the dismissive attacks of the new academicia
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-111)
Notes Print version record
Subject Christianity and culture.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006039025
ISBN 1594032785