*If you’d like a copy of any of my work, please e-mail me lizscar [at] gmail.com
- 2021 “What Makes Nature Beautiful?” in Introduction to Philosophy: Aesthetic Theory and Practice. Introduction to Philosophy: Aesthetic Theory and Practice is created by Andrew Broady, Elizabeth Burns Coleman, Pierre Fasula, Richard Hudson-Miles, Ines Kleesattel, Xiao Ouyang, Matteo Ravasio, Yuriko Saito, Elizabeth Scarbrough, Matthew Sharpe, Ruth Sonderegger, Valery Vino, and Alexander Westenberg; it is edited by Valery Vino and Christina Hendricks, and produced with support from the Rebus Community. The original is freely available under the terms of the CC BY 4.0 license at https://press.rebus.community/intro-to-phil-aesthetics.
- 2021 “Are Archaeological Parks the New Amusement Parks? UNESCO World Heritage Status and Tourism” in Anton Killin, Sean Allen-Hermanson (eds.) Explorations in Archaeology and Philosophy. Synthese Library (Studies in Epistemology, Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science), vol. 433. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-61052-4_13
- 2020 “Dead Monuments” in The Philosopher’s Magazine Issue 91 (pre-pub draft here)
- 2019 “The Ruins of War” in Jeanette Bicknell, Jennifer Judkins, and Carolyn Korsmeyer (eds.) Philosophical Perspectives on Ruins, Monuments, and Memorials. New York: Routledge, 2019: 228-240. (Pre-Publication Draft)
- 2018 “Ruminations on Ruination” The Philosophers’ Magazine Issue 81, 2nd Quarter (2018) (Pre-Publication Draft)
- 2016 “Visiting the Ruins of Detroit: Cultural Tourism or Poverty Tour?” The Journal of Applied Philosophy, Vol. 34, Issue 3 (2016).
- 2015 “Authenticity in Ruins: Art Restoration, Architecture, and Beautiful Decay,” ARCADE Magazine, Authenticity: Navigating the Real in Cities, Design and Art, Issue 33.2 (Fall 2015).
- 2014 “Unimagined Beauty,” Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Vol. 72, Issue 4 (Fall 2014), 445-449.
- 2019 Book review of Carolyn Korsmeyer, Things: In Touch With The Past (2019). British Journal of Aesthetics, Vol 59, Issue 4 (October 2019), 488-491.
- 2019 Book review of Jennifer A. McMahon (ed.), Social Aesthetics and Moral Judgment: Pleasure, Reflection and Accountability. Abingdon, UK: Routledge (2018). Journal of Aesthetics and Artic Criticism, Vol. 77, Issue 3 (Fall 2019), 336-339.
- 2014 Book review of Peg Zeglin Brand (ed.), Beauty Unlimited, Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2013. Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy (https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/hypatia)
- “Gender, Genre, and Good-Bad Movie Love,” Aesthetics for Birds, April 22, 2022.
- “Professor discusses why many popular Halloween costumes are examples of cultural (mis)appropriation” FIU News, October 30, 2021
- “Burying The Dead Monuments” Aesthetics for Birds, June 18, 2020
- “8 Experts Reveal Their Top 5 in the Decade’s Writing” Aesthetics for Birds, December 9, 2019
- “9 Movie Experts on their Top 5 Films of the Decade” Aesthetics for Birds, December 3, 2019
- “War and Ruins,” Philosopher (politicalphilosopher.net), March 2017, politicalphilosopher.net/2017/03/24/featured-philosopher-elizabeth-scarbrough/
- “Five Questions with Dr. Elizabeth Scarbrough | Film Studies Certificate Program,” FIU Film Studies, April 2017
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I love above all the sight of vegetation resting upon
old ruins; this embrace of nature, coming swiftly
to bury the work of man the moment
his hand is no longer there to defend it,
fills me with deep and ample joy.
(Gustave Flaubert, letter to a friend, 1846)
Detroiters hate what they call “ruin porn.” And it’s understandable the unease and even anger that must come with seeing tourists, gawkers, (and television crews) come to your city to pose giddily in front of abandoned factories, public buildings, the symbols of former empire.
(Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown)