Commentary: What is a Good Life?


Since 2007, I have been teaching Introduction to Cultural Anthropology to small groups of First Year Experience (FYE) students at Western Illinois University. For most, it’s their first and possibly only encounter with anthropology. As professors and parents, we ask young adults to make significant life decisions—choosing a major, finding a job—while they seek meaning and purpose in an uncertain world. Alfred Kroeber aptly described anthropology as “Anthropology is the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities.

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