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Martin Buber

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Martin Buber


Born
in Vienna, Austria
February 08, 1878

Died
June 13, 1965

Genre

Influences
Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Nietzsche


Martin Buber was an Austrian-born Jewish philosopher best known for his philosophy of dialogue, a religious existentialism centered on the distinction between the I-Thou relationship and the I-It relationship.

Buber came from a family of observant Jews, but broke with Jewish custom to pursue secular studies in philosophy. In 1902, Buber became the editor of the weekly Die Welt, the central organ of the Zionist movement, although he later withdrew from organizational work in Zionism. In 1923 Buber wrote his famous essay on existence, Ich und Du (later translated into English as I and Thou), and in 1925 he began translating the Hebrew Bible into the German language.

In 1930 Buber became an honorary professor at the University of Frankfurt am Ma
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“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”
Martin Buber

“An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.”
Martin Buber

“When two people relate to each other authentically and humanly, God is the electricity that surges between them.”
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