Sir Roger Scruton's Beauty in Hungarian

The book entitled Beauty written by Sir Roger Scruton, the conservative philosopher and writer has been published by the of HAA's Research Institute for Art Theory and Methodology. At the book launch at the office building of HAA on 20 November a welcome speech was made by Tamás Gergely Kucsera, the Secretary-General of HAA and the book was presented by the editors of the book, Miklós Kocsis, the director of HHA's Research Institute for Art Theory and Methodology, Márton Falusi, a researcher of the Institute as well as Ferenc Horkay Hörcher, an aesthete and historian of ideas. The book has been translated by István Orosz.
In his book, originally published in 2009, Roger Scruton explores the timeless concept of beauty, asking what makes an object beautiful, either in art, in nature, or the human form. In the volume Roger Scruton attempts to answer such questions as: Can there be dangerous beauties, corrupting beauties, and immoral beauties? He insists that beauty is a real and universal value, one anchored in our rational nature, and that the sense of beauty has an indispensable part in shaping the human world.
Sir Roger Scruton has published widely on conservatism, aesthetics, and politics. He is the founder of the conservative Salisbury Review, and was active in dissident movements in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland during the 1980s. Sir Roger is a fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Literature, Research Professor of Buckingham University, and Visiting Professor of Oxford University. His articles have been published in international outlets such as The Wall Street Journal and The Times. He was knighted in 2016.
On 3 December at the Hungarian Embassy in London President of the Republic János Áder conferred upon Sir Roger the Hungarian Order of Merit Middle Cross with Star. The decoration was handed over by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. In his laudation address the Prime Minister highlighted that so far Sir Roger has honoured Hungary with his friendship, but today Hungary can honour him with this decoration on behalf of the Hungarian people. "We have learnt from our beloved professor that Conservativism is anything but an ideology; in fact, it is the antidote to ideology," the Prime Minister said.
December 17, 2019