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Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Leading Thinkers | 0 comments

Martin Buber (1875 – 1965)

German Philosopher and Jewish Religious Thinker – Emphasised the importance of the relational nature of human existence – creating the term ‘I-thou’ to refer to a state of being where the people we are in relation with are given equal status; where people are treated as ends in themselves and not as a means to achieving some end – ‘I-It’. In short, others are not to be treated like objects but with empathy, as if they were part of our own being.

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