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 the author of On Beauty and Being Just, The Body in Pain, and Dreaming By The Book. Scarry was an editor on Who Defended the Country? A New Democracy Forum on Authoritarian versus Democratic Approaches to National Defense on 9/11.