PHO705: The Body in Pain The Making and Unmaking of the World

I continue evidencing my research with reading that began in an earlier study module that I carry into my FMP.

I’ll return to update this blog.

For now, it is clear to me in my work that making-up is a part of the abstraction process driven by the subconscious mind following a period of deep immersion in the topic lasting now several decades. This is the result of collaborating with a history researcher.

The result though is the print that gives the abstract its material form, and so the tie-in to the following quotation:

“The human action of making entails two distinct phases – making up (mental imaging) and making-real (endowing the mental object with a material or verbal form) …” (Scarry, 1985)


Scarry, E. (1987) The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World. New York, London: Oxford University Press-23 978-0-19-504996-1.

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