ANTROPOLOGIA E UMANESIMO
The vast continent of anthropological knowledge can be understood as a collection of western accounts of the other: but this “western” status manifests the fundamental ambiguity of anthropological knowledge. This article presents a consideration on the relationship between anthropology and the western desire for knowledge. In this historical moment, the comprehension of the other is of utmost importance and ethnography’s attention towards differences and different life forms can represent a bulwark against the dominant pensée unique. This article follows Levi-Strauss’ thesis on anthropology as a form of humanism that teaches the sense of otherness and cultural crossing.