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"I and Thou" contains the essential core of the philosophy behind Martin Buber's spiritually humanistic worldview. Buber's great accomplishment was to re-conceptualize the Judeo-Christian religious sensibility by promoting the importance of authentic dialogue. We will explore this short but rich text as a classic contribution to twentieth-century philosophy and theology, making note of its key sources in Jewish, Christian, and existential thought. We shall also consider Buber's sociopolitical commitments and influence. Six sessions.
Eugene G. Newman is a long-time Newberry seminars leader. He holds MAs in philosophy and literature, and is currently at work on a book on Martin Buber's philosophy.
- Martin Buber. I and Thou. Translated by Walter Kaufmann. New York: Simon & Schuster Touchstone, 1996. ISBN 13: 978-0684717258.
- Maurice S. Friedman. Martin Buber: The Life of Dialogue. 4th Edition. London/New York, Routledge, 2002. ISBN 13: 978-0415284752.
- Donald J. Moore. Martin Buber: Prophet of Religious Secularism. New York: Fordham UP, 1996. ISBN 13: 978-0823216406.
- Please read the Introductons to both Martin Buber: Prophet of Religious Secularism, by Donald J. Moore, and Martin Buber: The Life of Dialogue, by Maurice S. Friedman for the first class session.