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Martin Buber's Journey to Presence
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Martin Buber's Journey to Presence

Phil Huston

Abstract

What does Martin Buber mean, in I and Thou, by the claim that the one thing that matters is full acceptance of presence? In a journey of exploration through Buber's early writings, especially his first major philosophical work, Daniel: Dialogues in Realization, this book seeks to clarify Buber's predialogical concept of God. Buber's desire for presence, it finds, began with an overwhelming experience of absence, a search for a presence that will not let him down, that will not be a “mis-encounter.” This book is an invaluable guide to Buber's ea ... More

Keywords: Martin Buber, I and Thou, full acceptance, presence, God, absence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780823227396
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823227396.001.0001

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Phil Huston, author

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