“Lifeworld,” “worldview,” “conservative,” “the sacred,” “oikophilia”–a word Sir Roger Scruton coined himself—what do they mean? In part two of our interview, Scruton defines his terms and sheds light on some of today’s most discussed philosophical topics. We also have a conversation on the importance of the law of noncontradiction to reason; his personal move towards Christianity and political conservatism; and finally, what makes a human being a person.
Other topics we cover: What is your worldview? What are the fundamental concepts that define humanity? Who has been the most harmful philosopher to date? Listen to find out more!
Sir Roger Scruton was an internationally recognized British philosopher, author, and professor with a Ph.D. in philosophy from Cambridge University. He was knighted for services in philosophy, teaching, and public education in 2016 and published over fifty nonfiction and fiction books. Praxis Circle interviewed Scruton because of his commanding knowledge of Western philosophy, his highly developed philosophical and theological anthropology, and his extensive service to the protection and preservation of Western civilization. This is one of Scruton’s last recorded interviews before his sudden passing from cancer in 2020.