Martin Buber

Ruth Starkman (University of San Francisco)
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My questioners and critics have fastened on me some labels. Regardless of whether they are meant in criticism or in praise, I should like to contribute to their being torn off.

Martin Buber, Reply to My Critics (1964)

Often referred to as a “religious existentialist”, sometimes as a “romantic traditionalist” and a “mystical pacifist”, the Austrian-Jewish philosopher, theologian, essayist, translator and storyteller Martin Buber strove his entire life to defy categorization. In so doing, he constructed himself as a modernist thinker par excellence. His philosophy, though lacking the systematic rigor and historical reflection of the Kantian and Hegelian/Marxist …

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Citation: Starkman, Ruth. "Martin Buber". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 January 2004 [, accessed 26 September 2023.]

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