Martin Buber
Walter Arnold Kaufmann Translator
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1996, 1937; originally published 1923 (in German), English
Nonfiction, General
ISBN: 9780684717258

In Buber’s seminal 1923 philosophical discourse, our interpersonal relationships are explored through the ideas of “I-It,” in which the other is viewed as an object serving as a selfish means to an end, and “I-You,” in which the other is seen as a relational being to be fully engaged and spiritually connected with.


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Stanley Tigerman

Ich und Du represents my belief in the importance of another—any other—human being. Buber’s influence on Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida and thereby the rest of us as well is a not very well-concealed secret.

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