Rupert Read/ Roger Scruton/ Simon Glendinning
Wednesday 5 June 2013, 6.30 – 8pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Rupert Read, Chair of the Green House thinktank, East of England Green Party Co-ordinator and Reader in Philosophy at the University of East Anglia
Roger Scruton is a philosopher, writer and consultant. He holds visiting positions at St Andrews University and the University of Oxford and is also a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C.
Chair: Simon Glendinning, Reader in European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE and Director of the Forum for European Philosophy
In his new book Green Philosophy, Roger Scruton outlines a conception of effective environmental activism that he regards as internal to conservative politics. However, he also regards the approach he defends as congenial to certain forms of left environmentalism. And he calls for ‘a new alliance’ that can help heal the left/right rift in our culture. In conversation with philosopher and chair of the Green House thinktankRupert Read, these ambitions were put to the test.