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Problem of Expertise in Nowadays Europe

One of the problems with which not only European but Western liberal democracy is struggling today is the problem of knowledge and its relation to politics.

Agnieszka Nogal

15 min

The Spirit of Europe Blows Where It Will

For over 50 years, since mid-1970s, the spirit of neoliberalism hovered over Europe.[1] Its essence was fittingly summed up by Margaret Thatcher, who observed that she knows no such thing as a society but only knows individuals.

Justyna Schulz

15 min

Do We Still Believe in Europe?

In 1750, Jean-Jacques Rousseau won the first prize in a competition organized by the Academy of Dijon, answering the question: “Has the restoration of the sciences and arts contributed to refining moral practices?”

Agnieszka Nogal

10 min

In Vino Veritas. On Blind Testing and the Culture of the Symposium

The world’s best violin is called “Opus 58” and comes from the studio of Swiss master violin maker Michael Rohnheimer.

Paweł Ćwikła

15 min

Frankfurt School and the Social Disorder

In the last half of the century, a social disorder, emerged in Western societies.

Edward Sołtys

15 min

Cursed intellectuals – Raymond Aron and Roger Scruton

Raymond Aron and Roger Scruton hardly shared anything besides the English Channel.

Marcin Gacek

15 min

Scruton and Revolutions - Between History and Farce. From Edmund Burke to Malcolm Bradbury

The year 1789 is commonly – and naturally – associated with the French Revolution, dubbed “the Great Revolution.”

Krzysztof Łęcki

12 min

Sir Roger Scruton - "Beauty, Piety and Desecration" - an Elegiac Recollection in Tranquility

It is immensely difficult to write about an erudite scholar and philosopher such as Sir Roger Scruton since his great pageant of interests, intellectual involvements and possible specialties makes one at once question the fundamental character of his motivations.

Ewa Borkowska

15 min

Scruton on Modernity, Tradition and the Paradox of T.S. Eliot

For any early 20th century Western conservative, after the fall of the ancien regime in 1918, and the breakthrough of the modernist paradigm in politics, society and culture, to reconcile modernity and tradition was a probing task.

Ferenc Hörcher

15 min

Main Currents in Roger Scruton's Philosophy

Scruton believed that tradition was a living thing that changed, not in response to clamours for novelty, but on the basis of previously unforeseen problems.

Mark Dooley

12 min

EU Anthropology Versus Christian Anthropology

Theoretically speaking, addressing the question of the relationship between Unionist and Christian anthropology presents the researcher with two avenues of analysis and three possible answers.

Michał Gierycz

15 min

The Rule of Law as a European Value. The Philosophical Context of the Prevailing Political Dispute

Current political disputes about the rule of law – whether in the context of the domestic order or interstate relations and their new forms that have emerged within the European Union – are merely the contemporary actualisation of the above-described eternal conflict between two visions of man.

Zbigniew Stawrowski

15 min

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