The death of beauty Sir Roger Scruton, the English philosopher and writer, died on the 12th of January this year. His death will leave a significant gap – his was a voice of sanity in the madness of crowds Comment David Robertson Vanitas by Antonio de Salgado | photo: wikipedia Scruton was a provocative and deep philosopher whose insights have been of great personal help to me – most of all in his discussion of beauty and its demise within many parts of contemporary society. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.