Anthropology Is about You & Everyone, taught by Dr. Arnold Perey at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation in New York City, shows how people everywhere in the world, including yourself—whether you live in a NY apartment or a pandanus-roofed home in Papua New Guinea—are understood truly through the principles of Aesthetic Realism.
These are the three principles of this study, stated by the founder, Eli Siegel:
1. The deepest desire of every person is to like the world on an honest or accurate basis.
2. The greatest danger for a person is to have contempt for the world and what is in it. Contempt can be defined as the lessening of what is different from oneself as a means of self-increase as one sees it.
3. All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves.
As I have had the privilege to show in anthropology classes I've taught since the 1970's, Eli Siegel's unparalleled scientific understanding of the human self—the self which is in common among and underlies all cultures—makes relevant to people living today the work done by anthropologists for generations—from Tylor, to Spencer and Gillen, to Grinnell, to Benedict, to Herskovits, to Napoleon Chagnon and Richard B. Lee.