Streams

Elaine Scarry

Elaine Scarry appears in the following:

Thinking in an Emergency

Friday, August 19, 2011

Elaine Scarry, author of Thinking in an Emergency, discusses her new book about how only a powerful few in the world are in charge if disaster strikes - and what everybody else can do about it.

Comments [3]

Democracies and Emergencies

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Elaine Scarry, Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value at Harvard University, talks about the ways modern democratic governments have undermined democracy by invoking the idea of emergency—they’ve bypassed constitutional provisions concerning presidential succession, the declaration of war, the use of torture, civilian surveillance, and the arrangements for nuclear weapons. In Thinking in an Emergency, Scarry looks at why citizens devalue thinking and ignore checks and balances on government power during emergencies, and offers rigorous, effective ways of thinking in times of crisis.

Comments [8]

Thinking in an Emergency

Friday, April 15, 2011

Elaine Scarry, author of Thinking in an Emergency, discusses her new book about how only a powerful few in the world are in charge if disaster strikes - and what everybody else can do about it.

Comments [11]

Special Guest: Elaine Scarry

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Kurt Andersen and philosophy professor Elaine Scarry, examine at how contemporary artists embrace and reject notions of beauty. We’ll look at artists who not only see beauty in unusual subjects — but in the unorthodox tools they use to create.

A professor of aesthetics at Harvard University, Elaine Scarry is ...

Comment

Scarry, Sublime, Thunderstorms

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Kurt Andersen and his guest, Harvard philosophy professor Elaine Scarry, look at different kinds of beauty.

Comment

Beauty, Mirror, Satire

Saturday, July 31, 2004

Kurt Andersen and his guest, Harvard philosophy professor Elaine Scarry, look at why beauty fell on hard times, and whether it’s come back in the last few years. We’ll hear about painter Fred Tomaselli whose work set new standards for beauty in the 1990s. Composer Lois Vierk talks about music ...

Comment

Special Guest: Elaine Scarry

Saturday, July 31, 2004

Kurt Andersen and his guest, Harvard philosophy professor Elaine Scarry, look at different kinds of beauty.

Elaine Scarry is the author of On Beauty and Being Just. A professor of aesthetics at Harvard University, her interests are wide-ranging; she is also the author of The Body in Pain, Dreaming By ...

Comment