Martin Buber
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Existentialism
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Synopsis:
  • Human existence is defined by the way in which we engage in dialogue with each other, with the world, and with God
  • Two types of relationships:
  • I-It (subject to object) relationship
  • Viewing both objects and people by their functions, as means to an end
  • The I is detached from the It
  • The being of the I belongs to I, but not to It
  • I-You (subject to subject) relationship
  • Experiencing both objects and people
  • A new level of awareness (dynamic, creative)
  • The I is unified with the You
  • The being of the I belongs both to I and to You
  • I-You is the natural state.
  • I-You antedates the I
  • I-It postulates the I
  • God is the Eternal You
  • We can't define God. It can only be experienced.
  • Proving God's existence or defining God reduces God to an I-It relationship

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