Martin Buber and the Human Sciences

Martin Buber and the Human Sciences

by Maurice Friedman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791428761

ISBN-13: 9780791428764

Pub. Date: 07/28/1996

Publisher: State University of New York Press

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791428764
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
434
Product dimensions:
7.86(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Executive Editor's Note on Abbreviations
Ch. 1Martin Buber's "Narrow Ridge" and the Human Sciences3
Ch. 2To Be is to Be Relational: Martin Buber and John Dewey33
Ch. 3Is a Dialogical Theology Possible?51
Ch. 4Into Life: The Legacy of Jewish Tradition in Buber's Philosophy of Dialogue65
Ch. 5Martin Buber's Biblical and Jewish Ethics77
Ch. 6Martin Buber and Christian Theology: A Continuing Dialogue93
Ch. 7Buber, the Via Negativa, and Zen107
Ch. 8I and Tao: Buber's Chuang Tzu and the Comparative Study of Mysticism115
Ch. 9Dialogue and Difference: "I and Thou" or "We and They"?135
Ch. 10Two of Buber's Contributions to Contemporary Human Science: Text as Spokenness and Validity as Resonance155
Ch. 11Martin Buber's Dialogical Biblical Hermeneutics173
Ch. 12Dialogue in Public: Looking Critically at the Buber-Rogers Dialogue191
Ch. 13Deception and the Relational: Martin Buber and Sisela Bok - Against the Generation of the Lie207
Ch. 14The Interhuman Dimension of Teaching: Some Ethical Aspects215
Ch. 15Martin Buber's Concept of Art as Dialogue223
Ch. 16Martin Buber and King Lear237
Ch. 17Buber's Way Toward Sustainable Communitarian Socialism: Essential Relationship Between the Political and Bio-Economy253
Ch. 18The Relevance of Martin Buber's Philosophical Anthropology for Economic Thought267
Ch. 19Martin Buber's Impact on Political Dialogue in Israel283
Ch. 20Martin Buber and the Shoah295
Ch. 21What is - Psychotherapy?317
Ch. 22Philosophy of Dialogue and Feminist Psychology327
Ch. 23Problems of Confirmation in Psychotherapy335
Ch. 24The Wisdom of Resistance: A Dialogical Psychotherapy Approach347
Ch. 25Reflections on the Buber-Rogers Dialogue: Thirty-Five Years After357
Ch. 26Relational Ethics in Contextual Therapy: Commitment to Our Common Future371
Ch. 27Ethical Imagination: Repairing the Breach383
List of Contributors399
Index403

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