Roger Scruton is confirmed dead at the age of 75.
Roger was best known as a British philosopher and author (Sexual Desire).
RT @Emma_A_Webb: “That time is yours, and yours eternally” - Sir Roger Scruton
A writer who says that there are no truths, or that all truth is ‘merely relative,’ is asking you not to believe hi…
@Tracie1970hello @DnellStephen @LivesMorgoth @g_gosden @piersmorgan He's probably a libertarian, a classical libera…
@MattWalshBlog Conservativism. Used to think it was just about fake Christians morally virtue signaling because the…
RT @Hobbs4History: “Those who put consensus in the place of truth quickly find themselves distinguishing the true from the false consensus.”—Sir Roger Scruton
“Those who put consensus in the place of truth quickly find themselves distinguishing the true from the false consensus.”—Sir Roger Scruton
RT @plainoltruth: @TobyBaxendale @matthew_elliott A true gent. I had the pleasure of meeting Matthew at a talk given by the late grea…
This week’s Last Orders includes commentary on the UK’s departure from the EU, the future of the Union, gas lamps i…
“Encouraged by [Edward] Said, students learn first to despise, &then to forget, the outlook that led those noble o…
Maybe modern art. Real art is about capturing Beauty--the real in light of the ideal--as Roger Scruton put it.
RT @MrioMrr91: @BasedPoland NO multiculturalism... NO Islamist... NO communism... NO Globalization... YES AMERICA FIRST and TRUMP…
RT @nathanoseroff: Compare and contrast this section from Antony O’Hear’s featured article on Roger Scruton to a representative passag…
A reminder: @GeorgeEaton was the liar who shamelessly and transparently lied about the words of Sir Roger Scruton i…
RT @michaelgove: If you read nothing else this week read this - it encapsulates better than anything yet written why we will miss Ro…
RT @KJ7562: “It is not enough to be nice; you have to be good. We are attracted by nice people; but only on the assumption that…
Who would have thought it? A government commission for beautiful buildings (and getting rid of ugliness) by the lat…
RT @SmithTonyD: An answer to Scruton on beauty from ⁦@RowanMoore⁩ ...we need action not superficial theory...
RT @SirDanofC: This empty and quite pointless reminder comes from the man who, let us not forget, launched the shameless hit job o…
RT @SmithTonyD: An answer to Scruton on beauty from ⁦@RowanMoore⁩ ...we need action not superficial theory...
RT @SmithTonyD: An answer to Scruton on beauty from ⁦@RowanMoore⁩ ...we need action not superficial theory...

Roger Scruton

Roger Scruton by Pete Helme.jpg
Born
Roger Vernon Scruton

(1944-02-27)27 February 1944
Died12 January 2020(2020-01-12) (aged 75)
Alma materMA (philosophy, 1962–1965),[a] PhD (aesthetics, 1967–1972), Jesus College, Cambridge
OccupationPhilosopher, writer
Known forTraditionalist conservatism
Notable work
The Meaning of Conservatism (1980); Sexual Desire (1986); The Aesthetics of Music (1997); How to Be a Conservative (2014)
TelevisionWhy Beauty Matters (BBC Two, 2009)
Spouse(s)
  • Danielle Laffitte
    (m. 1973; div. 1979)
  • Sophie Jeffreys (m. 1996)
Children2
Awards

Philosophy career
Era20th-/21st-century philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
Main interests
Aesthetics, political philosophy, ethics