Martin Buber and the Human Sciences [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Editorial Reviews

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This book is timely/past due for a current follow up source to identify the influences of this major twentieth-century thinker on his successors. I found the book hard to put down-despite coming across my desk at a busy end of term. Clearly Buber's influence has been acknowledged within individual academic disciplines, clearly as a seminal thinker his influence should be widespread in principle. A current and accessible single volume such as this that demonstrates the breadth of his impact is most welcome and valuable.I have been looking for a work of this sort for some time. I was delighted at the fresh breath presented by so many of the authors.— Elliott M. Levine, University of Winnipeg

"The papers included in this volume attest to the very wide range of human concerns for which the work of Martin Buber continues to have seminal importance and provocative implications. What is most interesting is the extraordinary range of topics addressed in the collection, under the rubric of 'the human sciences.' The elucidation of that term is itself an important contribution, and Friedman's discussion/explanation of the term in his essay is essential."— Donald L. Berry, Colgate University"
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A collection of 27 essays addressing the philosophy of Martin Buber in a "dialogue" among contributing scholars from the fields of education, psychology, speech communication, anthropology, history, sociology, and economics. The papers discuss theology, Buber's famous "I and Thou" paradigm in relation to Zen, the hermeneutics and aesthetics of dialogue in art, politics, and education, and its relationship to psychotherapy. The volume represents both an interesting examination of Buber's thought in contemporary academic circles, and an example of Buber methodology in intellectual action. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438403373
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 809 KB

Meet the Author

Maurice Friedman is the world’s foremost authority on Martin Buber. His three volume critical biography, Martin Buber’s Life and Work was the recipient of the National Jewish Book Award in 1995. In addition, he is the author of three other books on Buber, editor, translator, and introducer of a dozen of Buber’s works, and principal editor of The Philosophy of Martin Buber volume of The Library of Living Philosophers. He is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University and Co-Director of the Institute for Dialogical Psychotherapy.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Executive Editor's Note on Abbreviations
Ch. 1 Martin Buber's "Narrow Ridge" and the Human Sciences 3
Ch. 2 To Be is to Be Relational: Martin Buber and John Dewey 33
Ch. 3 Is a Dialogical Theology Possible? 51
Ch. 4 Into Life: The Legacy of Jewish Tradition in Buber's Philosophy of Dialogue 65
Ch. 5 Martin Buber's Biblical and Jewish Ethics 77
Ch. 6 Martin Buber and Christian Theology: A Continuing Dialogue 93
Ch. 7 Buber, the Via Negativa, and Zen 107
Ch. 8 I and Tao: Buber's Chuang Tzu and the Comparative Study of Mysticism 115
Ch. 9 Dialogue and Difference: "I and Thou" or "We and They"? 135
Ch. 10 Two of Buber's Contributions to Contemporary Human Science: Text as Spokenness and Validity as Resonance 155
Ch. 11 Martin Buber's Dialogical Biblical Hermeneutics 173
Ch. 12 Dialogue in Public: Looking Critically at the Buber-Rogers Dialogue 191
Ch. 13 Deception and the Relational: Martin Buber and Sisela Bok - Against the Generation of the Lie 207
Ch. 14 The Interhuman Dimension of Teaching: Some Ethical Aspects 215
Ch. 15 Martin Buber's Concept of Art as Dialogue 223
Ch. 16 Martin Buber and King Lear 237
Ch. 17 Buber's Way Toward Sustainable Communitarian Socialism: Essential Relationship Between the Political and Bio-Economy 253
Ch. 18 The Relevance of Martin Buber's Philosophical Anthropology for Economic Thought 267
Ch. 19 Martin Buber's Impact on Political Dialogue in Israel 283
Ch. 20 Martin Buber and the Shoah 295
Ch. 21 What is - Psychotherapy? 317
Ch. 22 Philosophy of Dialogue and Feminist Psychology 327
Ch. 23 Problems of Confirmation in Psychotherapy 335
Ch. 24 The Wisdom of Resistance: A Dialogical Psychotherapy Approach 347
Ch. 25 Reflections on the Buber-Rogers Dialogue: Thirty-Five Years After 357
Ch. 26 Relational Ethics in Contextual Therapy: Commitment to Our Common Future 371
Ch. 27 Ethical Imagination: Repairing the Breach 383
List of Contributors 399
Index 403
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