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Remarks on a perspectivist knowledge

Perspectivism, according to Valentim, hosts two kinds of wisdom. The first has to do with what is known inside the a perspective and the second has to do with the supernatural, xamanic where knowledge is inter-perspective, is about transitions and metamorphic. It is like an empirical knowledge and non-empirical, transcendental knowledge - knowledge inside and knowledge of what makes this inside possible. The transcendental knowledge could involve me being a jaguar, a pig and a human. The formula could be something like this: empirical anthropocentrism and transcendental anthropomorphism.

Valentim quotes Tania Stolze Lima in her comparison of the Wari' and the Youdjá. For the Wari', I see a wasp as a wasp and me as human and a wasp sees me as wasp and her as human. For the Youdjá, animals see humans and animals as humans while humans sees animals as animals and humans as humans. But there is a limit for the Youdjá to hold that animals are at their disposal: they know that they think themselves as humans, so there is a danger there. It is like the route that could take to rthe Modern route of making animals available to human but there is something that blocks that route. It is like Heidegger talking about what still blocked the Pre-socratic to take the metaphysical route even though that route was already in the beginning of the history of Beyng in physis.


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