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I and Thou


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Author: Buber, Martin
Binding: Paperback
Cover Price: 4.95
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Publisher: Scribner
Copyright Year: 1958
Publication Year: 1984
ISBN#: 0-684-18254-8
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Pages: 160
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Genre: Reference
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Series Number: 476
Condition: Used
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I and Thou, perhaps Buber's most famous work, was first published in 1923, and translated to English in 1937. Buber's main proposition is that we may address existence in two ways: [1] that of the "I" towards an "It", towards an object that is separate in itself, which we either use or experience; [2] that of the 'I' towards 'Thou', in which we move into existence in a relationship without bounds. One of the major themes of the book is that human life finds its meaningfulness in relationships. All of our relationships, Buber contends, bring us ultimately into relationship with God, who is the Eternal Thou.