This article describes the prejudiced viewpoint“ involved in any perception of the world and its structures. This viewpoint is based on the degree to which the knowing subject is socially and historically anchored in a specific culture. In the opinion of the author, this „anchoring“ is by no means fatal. This is because a man can transcend it by consciously reflecting on it and also by „stepping back“ through asking questions about other things“. In the end the author may begin to understand otherness as a common place for meeting, and as a challenge to reveal the horizons of questions and the forming of their answers, and not as an appeal for unmasking of for a manipulative uniformism.