Martin Buber's Journey to Presence by Phil HustonMartin Buber's Journey to Presence by Phil Huston

Martin Buber's Journey to Presence

byPhil Huston

Hardcover | July 15, 2007

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What does Martin Buber mean, in I and Thou, by the claim that the one thing that matters is full acceptance of presence? An attempt to answer this question led the author on a journey of exploration through Buber's early writings, to reach a clarification of Buber's predialogical concept of God. She examines Buber's first major philosophical work: Daniel: Dialogues in Realization, drawing attention to inaccuracies in the available English translation. Buber's desire for presence, she finds, began with an overwhelming experience of absence. His search is for a presence that will not let him down, that will not be a "mis-encounter"--that is, for a presence that will ensure that there is meaning.

This book will be an invaluable text for the student looking for a readable guide to Buber's early writings. It will help readers to understand the rich depth and many layers of thought in Buber's masterpiece, I and Thou, and to appreciate the radical change that took place in Buber's concept of God prior to its publication in 1923.

Phil Huston has been a Lecturer in Philosophy at The Milltown Institute for the last ten years. She obtained her doctorate at University College, Dublin.
Title:Martin Buber's Journey to PresenceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pagesPublished:July 15, 2007Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823227391

ISBN - 13:9780823227396


Editorial Reviews

This is a thoughtful study of Martin Buber's early philosophical work.