AESTHETIC REALISM AND ANTHROPOLOGY
Taught by Arnold Perey
Class meets 6:00 PM on alternate Wednesdays
at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, New York City
Anthropology for the 21st Century
There is nothing more urgent in our time than for people to see
each other fairly-not with contempt but with the desire to understand!
Anthropology will be true to itself in the 21st century if it is a
means for this. The great principle which needs to be studied and understood
is Eli Siegel's statement, "The world, art, and self explain each other:
each is the aesthetic oneness of opposites." In these classes we discuss:
Are the opposites indispensable to understanding people of another race,
another culture-and seeing what is to be valued, cared for, in them?
1. May 22 SELF AND WORLD. How the World Became You-or, Evolution!
2. June 5 SAMENESS AND DIFFERENCE.
Black Indians-Two Cultures & One People
3. June 22 [Not Wednesday June 19] PERSONAL
FEELING AND IMPERSONAL LOGIC Saturday at 11:00 AM at a Location
to Be Announced
We will meet with The Visual Arts and the Opposites class taught by
Marcia Rackow to study how the philosophic beginnings of reality, the opposites,
are the basis of art and are the cause of beauty.4. July 3 EMOTION INCLUDES LOVE & HATE: Mourning Dove: A Salishian Autobiography
5. July 17 STRANGE AND FAMILIAR.
How Can We Truly Know Another Person? - Discussing Clifford Geertz's The
Interpretation of Culture
6. July 31 UNIQUE AND REPRESENTATIVE: Kaffir Boy: An Autobiography by Mark Mathabane
7. August 14 What Do You See, When You See Fairly?
Students in the class speak on the Siegel Theory of Opposites
in instances of Anthropology.