Roger Scruton – At Home in Scrutopia

Here’s a wonderful, recent documentary on philosopher Roger Scruton, at his idyllic farm in rural England. At age 72, Scruton reflects on the sacred nature of his land and its inhabitants, and the fragility of its ecosystem, also discussing man’s inherent aestheticism – that arranging and rearranging of things we do to find the inner purpose and beauty of said things. With his own mortality in view, Scruton, whether feeding the fish in his pond or playing the organ in the small local church, exudes a meditative relationship to his surroundings, one expressed in quietude and with a profound thankfulness.

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