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On Intersubjectivity and Cultural Creativity : Heritage of Sociology Series - Martin Buber

On Intersubjectivity and Cultural Creativity

Heritage of Sociology Series

By: Martin Buber, S. N. Eisenstadt (Introduction by, Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st January 1992
ISBN: 9780226078076
Number Of Pages: 272

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One of the foremost religious and social philosophers of the twentieth century, Martin Buber also wrote extensively on sociological subjects, particularly as these affected his philosophical concerns. Collected here, these writings offer essential insights into the human condition as it is expressed in culture and society.
Buber's central focus in his sociological work is the relation between social interaction, or intersubjectivity, and the process of human creativity. Specifically, Buber seeks to define the nature and conditions of creativity, the conditions of authentic intersubjective social relations that nurture creativity in society and culture. He attempts to identify situations favorable to creativity that he believes exist to some extent in all cultures, though their fullest development occurs only rarely.
Buber considers the combination of open dialogue between human and human and a dialogue between man and God to be necessary for the crystallization of the common discourse that is essential for holding a free, just, and open society together.
Important for an understanding of Buber's thought, these writings--touching on education, religion, the state, and charismatic leadership--will be of profound value to students of sociology, philosophy, and religion.

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Selected Bibliography of Buber's Worksp. 23
The Anthropological Philosophy of Man
The Nature of Manp. 29
What Is Man? Kant's Questionsp. 29
Prospectp. 36
Dialoguep. 41
The Social Dimensions of Manp. 57
Distance and Relationp. 57
Elements of the Interhumanp. 67
On the Psychologizing of the Worldp. 80
The Social Framework of Cultural Creativity
Community as the Basic Social Framework of Human Creativityp. 93
A Translation of Buber's Preface to "Die Gesellschaft"p. 93
Comments on the Idea of Communityp. 96
The Forerunnersp. 100
Biblical Leadership and Communityp. 108
Biblical Leadershipp. 108
The Landp. 119
Hasidic Community and Leadershipp. 129
Introduction to Tales of the Hasidimp. 129
National Community: The Zionist Movementp. 156
The Land and Its Possessorsp. 156
Processes of Social and Cultural Renovation
Religious Renovationp. 167
The Teaching of the Taop. 167
Pioneering--"Halutziuth"p. 190
An Experiment That Did Not Failp. 190
The Dynamics of Social Retrogression
The Interrelations between the Social and the Political Dimensions of Human Existencep. 205
Society and the Statep. 205
The Demand of the Spirit and Historical Realityp. 217
The Validity and Limitation of the Political Principlep. 229
Lenin and the Renewal of Societyp. 238
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ISBN: 9780226078076
ISBN-10: 0226078078
Series: Heritage of Sociology Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st January 1992
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.38

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