Roger Scruton

1944 - 2020

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Sir Roger Vernon Scruton (; 27 February 1944 – 12 January 2020) was an English philosopher and writer who specialised in aesthetics and political philosophy, particularly in the furtherance of traditionalist conservative views.Editor from 1982 to 2001 of The Salisbury Review, a conservative political journal, Scruton wrote over 50 books on philosophy, art, music, politics, literature, culture, sexuality, and religion; he also wrote novels and two operas. His most notable publications include The Meaning of Conservatism (1980), Sexual Desire (1986), The Aesthetics of Music (1997), and How to Be a Conservative (2014). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roger Scruton has received more than 1,640,986 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Roger Scruton is the 458th most popular philosopher (up from 750th in 2019), the 946th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,685th in 2019) and the 28th most popular British Philosopher.

Roger Scruton is a British philosopher and writer, who is most famous for his writings on aesthetics, culture, and politics.

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Among philosophers, Roger Scruton ranks 458 out of 1,089Before him are Vincent of Beauvais, Luce Irigaray, Francisco Ferrer, James Ussher, Phaedo of Elis, and Linji Yixuan. After him are Jean-Luc Nancy, Dong Zhongshu, Priscian, Antiochus of Ascalon, Berengar of Tours, and Ari Thorgilsson.

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Among people born in 1944, Roger Scruton ranks 83Before him are Rudy Giuliani, Roger Daltrey, Gérard Mourou, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Keith Emerson, and Thein Sein. After him are Gianni Morandi, Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Nǃxau ǂToma, Gary Busey, W. G. Sebald, and Claudia Mori. Among people deceased in 2020, Roger Scruton ranks 94Before him are Daniel arap Moi, Robert Conrad, Betty Williams, Ilija Petković, Jair Marinho, and Borys Paton. After him are Masatoshi Koshiba, David Prowse, Linda Cristal, Jack Steinberger, Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, and Lee Konitz.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Roger Scruton ranks 946 out of 6,924Before him are Isabella of England (1214), William Henry Perkin (1838), John Schlesinger (1926), Philip Noel-Baker (1889), James Mason (1909), and Samuel Butler (1612). After him are Michael Smith (1932), Stephen Frears (1941), Mary Kingsley (1862), Shirley Bassey (1937), Hugh Lofting (1886), and John Berger (1926).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Roger Scruton ranks 28Before him are Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855), H. L. A. Hart (1907), John of Salisbury (1110), Paul Grice (1913), Francis Hutcheson (1694), and Alan Watts (1915). After him are Alasdair MacIntyre (1929), Gilbert Ryle (1900), A. J. Ayer (1910), Adam Ferguson (1723), Harriet Taylor Mill (1807), and John Austin (1790).