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Professor Scarry currently serves as the Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value at Harvard University. She has appeared on the Anderson Cooper 360º Radio Program, the Today Show, NPR, and Fox News, among others. She is the winner of the 2000 Truman Capote Award, and in 2005, Foreign Policy and Prospect magazine named her one of the world’s 100 leading intellectuals. Her book The Body in Pain, a landmark study of the personal, social and political effects of feeling and inflicting physical pain, was a 1985 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist.

In my view, she is wholly successful in her aim of absolving beauty from blame, in freeing it from the moral condemnation it has received, and restoring it to philosophical attention

Peter Benson
Philosophy Now on On Beauty and Being Just