About the Author
Widely known for his contribution to popular radio programmes including `Round Britain Quiz', ANTHONY QUINTON is an accessible and illuminating philosopher. Created Baron Quinton of Holywell in 1982, he was Chairman of the Board of the British Library from 1985-1990, President of Trinity College, Oxford (1978-1987), having been a Fellow of New College (and tutor in philosophy there) since 1955, and before that of All Souls. His earlier books include The Nature of Things, Utilitarian Ethics and The Politics of Imperfection: the religious and secular traditions of conservative thought in England from Hooker to Oakeshott, his 1978 T.S.Eliot Lectures. He edited the anthology Political Philosophy.