Martin Buber's I and Thou: Practicing Living Dialogue
Martin Buber's classic philosophy of dialogue, I and Thou, is at the core of Kenneth Paul Kramer's scholarly and impressive Living Dialogue: Practicing Buber's I and Thou. In three main parts, paralleling the three of I and Thou, and focusing upon Buber's key concepts --nature, spirit becoming forms, true community, the real I, the eternal Thou, turning, -and the two fundamental dialogues-the I-Thou and the I-It- the book clarifies, puts into practice and vigorously affirms the moral validity of Buber's philosophy, with its extension to love, marriage, the family, the community, and God, in the conviction that genuine dialogue will effect better relations with one another, the world and God. Well-researched, and replete with a glossary of Buberian terms, practice exercises for true dialoguing, and discussion questions, Living Dialogue emerges as an invaluable guide to I and Thou. Highlights: - A lens through which to see and understand the philosopher and his work anew. - A must-read for undergraduates, as well as relationship counselors, therapists, and general readers, who will benefit from the work's clarity and ease of expression. - Includes a foreword by Maur
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absolute Person according to Buber answer asked basic word Buber calls Buber means Buber speaks Buber writes Carl Rogers central Thou Chapter context deep bonding describe direct embodies encounter eternal Thou event existence experience feelings Friedman writes genuine community genuine dialogue genuine meeting genuine relationship German glance glimpse God's grace happens Hasidic Hasidim human I-It relations I-lt I-Thou relationship inborn Thou includes individual interactions interhuman Jesus Judaism KAUFMANN language listening logue Martin Buber Maurice Friedman mismeeting movement mutual mystical nature Nishitani Keiji object one's particular Thou partner Paula Paula Winkler Philosophical Interrogations Postscript primal primary word question reality realization reciprocal refers rela relational realms reveals Ronald Gregor Smith significance situation Smith speech sphere spirit becoming forms spoken stand Taoism teaching things Thou Buber tion tionship tree true community trust twofold unconditional unique wholeness unity Walter Kaufmann whole person word pairs zaddik