Perspectives of the I : literary and dramatic interpretations of Martin Buber's I-Thou and I-It concepts

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William Grady Benfield (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Dale L. Brubaker

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of human relationships on human development as different types of relationships have been identified in the I-Thou and I-It concepts of the Jewish philosopher Martin Buber. The focus of the study was centered on the human self as the self is referred to as I in I-Thou and I-It relationships. . Two methods were used in exploring, interpreting, and communicating the content of this study. First, the process of analytical reasoning and methodology was used in giving consideration to some of Buber's major concepts. From these writings some basic assumptions related to the development of the I were extracted and research questions were formulated. The questions, which dealt with definitional, relational, and practicality issues, enabled the study to go beyond the objective information found in Buber's writings.

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Language: English
Date: 1981
Interpersonal relations
Developmental psychology
Buber, Martin, $d 1878-1965 $x Philosophy

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