Scott H. Moore

Scott H. Moore
Scott H. Moore is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Great Texts at Baylor University. He is the author of How to Burn a Goat: Farming with the Philosophers (Baylor University Press), The Limits of Liberal Democracy: Religion and Politics at the End of Modernity (IVP Academic) and the co-editor of Finding a Common Thread: Reading Great Texts from Homer to O'Connor (St. Augustine Press). He was the founding director of the Great Texts Program at Baylor. He and his wife Andrea have five children and three grandchildren and live on a small farm in Crawford, Texas, where they enjoy gardening and raising heritage breeds of cattle, sheep, hogs, and poultry.

Recent Essays

Guinea Fowl

Better dumb guineas than no guineas at all.


The presence of a mature orchard is a sign of the longevity of the farm and the temperance and patience of its farmers.

Playing by Ear

"Anyone who does much language study knows that training your ear to hear the language spoken correctly is half the battle of language acquisition. If you know what sounds right, then when you encounter the words spoken incorrectly, they will sound wrong..."

To a Hare, From a Louse

But on this day, I am the louse. It’s my “impudence” and “cursed speed” that has made me break what little union I had with my fellow mortals.