ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Other in Anthropology and Philosophy

The notion of the 'other' has become very prevalent in social sciences. Here the 'other' is examined as it occurs in anthropology and philosophy, primarily through Levinas and Derrida. Based on this, a radical revision of anthropological knowledge, 'ethically' oriented and incorporating subjectivity as an essential element, is suggested. Finally, it is argued that within such a framework fiction has to be considered as a valid ethnographic data.

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