Martin Buber and the Human Sciences

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Maurice Friedman
SUNY Press, May 24, 1996 - Philosophy - 415 pages
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The specific focus of Martin Buber and the Human Sciences is “dialogue” as the foundation of and integrating factor in the human sciences, using dialogue in the special sense which Buber has made famous: mutuality, presentness, openness, meeting the other in his or her uniqueness and not just as a content for one’s own thought categories, and knowing as deriving in the first instance from mutual contact rather than knowledge of a subject about an object. By the “human sciences” the authors/editors mean material that can be meaningfully approached in a dialogic way, hence, the humanities, education, psychology, speech communication, anthropology, history, sociology, and economics. The essays in Martin Buber and the Human Sciences demonstrate that thirty years after Buber’s death his influence is still resonating in many countries and in many fields.
  

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Contents

Martin Bubers Narrow Ridge and the Human Sciences
3
Introduction
29
To Be is to Be Relational
33
Is a Dialogical Theology Possible?
51
Into Life The Legacy of Jewish Tradition in Bubers Philosophy of Dialogue
65
Martin Bubers Biblical and Jewish Ethics
77
Martin Buber and Christian Theology A Continuing Dialogue
93
Buber The Via Negativa and Zen
107
Martin Buber and King Lear
237
Introduction
249
Bubers Way Toward Sustainable Communitarian Socialism Essential Relationship Between the Political and BioEconomy
253
The Relevance of Martin Bubers Philosophical Anthropology For Economic Thought
267
Martin Bubers Impact on Political Dialogue In Israel
283
Martin Buber and the Shoah
295
Introduction
313
What isPsychotherapy?
317

I and Tao Bubers Chuang Tzu and the Comparative Study of Mysticism
115
Dialogue and Difference I and Thou or We and They?
135
Introduction
149
Two of Bubers Contributions to Contemporary Human Science Text as Spokenness and Validity as Resonance
155
Martin Bubers Dialogical Biblical Hermeneutics
173
Dialogue In Public Looking Critically at the BuberRogers Dialogue
191
Deception And The Relational Martin Buber and Sisela BokAgainst the Generation of the Lie
207
The Interhuman Dimension of Teaching Some Ethical Aspects
215
Martin Bubers Concept of Art As Dialogue
223
Philosophy of Dialogue and Feminist Psychology
327
Problems of Confirmation in Psychotherapy
335
The Wisdom of Resistance A Dialogical Psychotherapy Approach
347
Reflections on the BuberRogers Dialogue ThirtyFive Years After
357
Relational Ethics in Contextual Therapy Commitment to Our Common Future
371
Ethical Imagination Repairing the Breach
383
Contributors
399
Index
403
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Maurice Friedman is the world's foremost authority on Martin Buber. His three volume critical biography, Martin Buber's Life and Work was the recipient of the National Jewish Book Award in 1995. In addition, he is the author of three other books on Buber, editor, translator, and introducer of a dozen of Buber's works, and principal editor of The Philosophy of Martin Buber volume of The Library of Living Philosophers. He is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University and Co-Director of the Institute for Dialogical Psychotherapy.

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