Martin Buber's Ontology

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ISBN 978-0-8101-0650-5
Publication Date
December 1969
Page Count
139 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

Martin Buber's Ontology

An Analysis of I and Thou
Robert Wood

At the turn of the century Martin Buber arrived on the philosophic scene. His path to maturity was one long struggle with the problem of unity--in particular with the problem of the unity of spirit and life--and he saw the problem itself to be rooted in the supposition of the primacy of the subject-object relation, with subjects "over here," objects "over there," and their relation a matter of subjects "taking in" objects or, alternatively, constituting them. But Buber moved into a position which undercuts the subject-object dichotomy and initiates a second "Copernican revolution" in philosophical thought.
About the Author

Robert E. Wood is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Dallas.