Students of Philosophy Association, Concordia University

Philosopher’s Zone – Leo Strauss: Philosophy’s mystery man

According to some commentators, there was a mysterious, dark presence lurking behind the Bush administration. He was, said his critics, elitist, illiberal and anti-democratic. He encouraged American’s leaders in imperialist militarism, neo-conservatism, Christian fundamentalism and the deliberate deception of those they led. And he did all this despite having died in 1973. He was Leo [...]

Roger Scruton – The Uses of Pessimism and the Danger of False Hope

Influential and provocative writer and philosopher Roger Scruton vists the RSA to argue that the tragedies and disasters of the history of the European continent have been the consequences of a false optimism and the fallacies that derive from it. In place of these fallacies, Scruton mounts a passionate defence of both civil society and [...]