Martin Buber

German Jewish Existentialist philosopher and theologian

1878   -   1965

country of citizenship: Austria-Hungary, Weimar Republic, Israel
language of expression: Hebrew, German
educated at: University of Vienna, Humboldt University of Berlin, University of Zurich, Leipzig University
occupation: philosopher, existentialist, translator, pedagogue, writer, literary editor, university teacher, Bible translator, educator
award received: Israel Prize, Bialik Prize, Erasmus Prize, Peace Prize of the German Publishers' Association, Goethe Plaque of the City of Frankfurt, honorary doctor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Martin Buber (Hebrew: מרטין בובר; German: Martin Buber; Yiddish: מארטין בובער‎; February 8, 1878 – June 13, 1965) was an Austrian philosopher best known for his philosophy of dialogue, a form of existentialism centered on the distinction between the I–Thou relationship and the I–It relationship. Born in Vienna, Buber came from a family of observant Jews, but broke with Jewish custom to pursue secular studies in philosophy. In 1902, he became the editor of the weekly Die Welt, the central organ of the Zionist movement, although he later withdrew from organizational work in Zionism. In 1923, Buber wrote his famous essay on existence, Ich und Du (later translated into English as I and Thou), and in 1925, he began translating the Hebrew Bible into the German language. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature ten times, and Nobel Peace Prize seven times.
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I and Thou

1923 book by Martin Buber

author: Martin Buber


Paths in Utopia

book by Martin Buber

author: Martin Buber

Die Erzählungen der Chassidim

author: Martin Buber

A land of two peoples

author: Martin Buber

Legende des Baalschem

author: Martin Buber

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