Talk:Elaine Scarry

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Another orphaned philosophy article, which, if she is really important, should have been linked to the page on Pain. However, there's just not enough of substance here about what she really says for that to make sense.--Levalley (talk) 22:54, 31 March 2009 (UTC)LeValley

I certainly agree with Levalley above. Scarry's "Body in Pain" is profound, seminal, highly influential. This Wikipedia entry is ghastly, just dreadful. Clearly, Harvard's marketing dept isn't wasting that juggarnaut endowment on Wikipedia entries; and Elaine Scarry obviously doesn't have a marketeer or government agent on her payroll--Quite the opposite, she seems to be badgered here by some engineer troll who's mad at her for pursuing a journalistic investigation of electronic impulses at one point. This Wikipedia entry is a shame, and one of the stark examples of how contributions in a lower-profit aspect of our economy, the Arts and philosophy, don't make it into public knowledge but instead live in the community of scholars, diffusing quietly from there. I guess that now that we don't have to compete with communism, the FBI isn't funding the popular promotion of high-level cultural production anymore. We're on our own now, kids. Scarry has contributed importantly to advancing Western thought in our time. Read "The body in pain". If it doesn't blow you away, you're dead inside. Blanche Poubelle (talk) 03:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)