PREVIEW-Episode 71: Martin Buber’s “I and Thou”

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Feb 15, 201332m
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PREVIEW-Episode 71: Martin Buber’s “I and Thou”
Feb 15 '1332m
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On Buber's 1923 book about the fundamental human position: As children, and historically, we start fully absorbed in relation with another person (like mom). Before that, we have no self-consciousness, no "self" at all. It's only by having these consuming "encounters" that we gradually distinguish ourselves from other people, and can then engage in what we'd normally consider "experience," which Buber calls "the I-It relation." Buber thinks that unless we can keep connected to this "I-Thou" phenomenon, through mature relationships, art, and nature. With guest Daniel Horne. Get the full discussion at partiallyexaminedlife.com.

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