Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The video in class that we watched today with Scruton was exceptionally interesting to me. This man is supposedly a believer in aesthetic appreciation of nature and believes nature is aesthetically pleasing when it is untouched by human hands, but at the same time he is literally fox hunting and smoking a cigar... His defense for the fox hunting was that it was a group/social activity for the humans and it was good for the horses as well because they were riding together as if they were in a herd. I wonder what his response would be to smoking the cigar? I feel like there is a lot of contradiction with this man. Just because he writes profoundly in the philosophical world, shouldn't we look to his actions rather than his words?