Sunday, January 01, 2017

Aesthetic Realism Class: Anthropology Is about You & Everyone

Arnold Perey, PhD, consultant and anthropologist, teaches this groundbreaking class at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation. Dr. Perey is also the author of the powerful and stirring novel against racism, "Gwe: Young Man of New Guinea."  

Here is part of the syllabus for the Winter, 2017, semester, which begins later this month, from the Aesthetic Realism Foundation's website:

Syllabus—Winter 2017
Anthropology itself has an aesthetic basis. This grand and comprehensive principle stated by Eli Siegel explains why: “All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves.” This semester we explore this crucially important idea through time, from prehistory to the present moment.
Jan 25    Are We Civilized?—a Time Perspective
Feb 8     Animal & Human: Are Both in Us?
Taking up Love & Hate by ethologist Irenäus Eibel-Eibesfeldt
Feb 22    In Hinduism—Aesthetics: Wild, Logical; Many, One
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See the full semester of classes 

Register for the class here.