Verification (Bewahrung) in Martin Buber

Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 20 (1):71-98 (2012)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Abstract The work of Martin Buber oscillates between talk in which transcendence is experienced and talk in which transcendence is merely postulated. In order to show and mend this incoherence in Buber's thought, this essay attends to the rhetoric of verification ( Bewährung ), primarily but not solely in I and Thou (1923), both in order to show how it is a symptom of this incoherence, and also to show a broad pragmatic strain in Buber's thought. Given this pragmatic strain, the essay argues that a weak notion of Buberian verification, in which taking a dialogic stance with reference to others evinces the right to talk of the real possibility of transcendence (a You-world, or God as the “eternal You“), is all that is necessary to combat despair. Strong notions of encounter are unnecessary, and also sink Buber in a morass of theodicy, in which he interprets historical misfortune and destruction as evidence of history's meaning

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 92,991

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Martin Buber: creaturely life and social form.Sarah Scott (ed.) - 2022 - Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press.
Martin Buber; L'homme et le philosophe. [REVIEW]J. B. S. - 1971 - Review of Metaphysics 24 (3):554-554.
From Genius to Taste: Martin Buber’s Aestheticism.Sarah Scott - 2017 - Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 25 (1):110-130.
Dialogue: Buber’s Philosophy of Education Revisited.Renato Huarte Cuéllar - 2018 - In Ann Chinnery, Nuraan Davids, Naomi Hodgson, Kai Horsthemke, Viktor Johansson, Dirk Willem Postma, Claudia W. Ruitenberg, Paul Smeyers, Christiane Thompson, Joris Vlieghe, Hanan Alexander, Joop Berding, Charles Bingham, Michael Bonnett, David Bridges, Malte Brinkmann, Brian A. Brown, Carsten Bünger, Nicholas C. Burbules, Rita Casale, M. Victoria Costa, Brian Coyne, Renato Huarte Cuéllar, Stefaan E. Cuypers, Johan Dahlbeck, Suzanne de Castell, Doret de Ruyter, Samantha Deane, Sarah J. DesRoches, Eduardo Duarte, Denise Egéa, Penny Enslin, Oren Ergas, Lynn Fendler, Sheron Fraser-Burgess, Norm Friesen, Amanda Fulford, Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer, Stefan Herbrechter, Chris Higgins, Pádraig Hogan, Katariina Holma, Liz Jackson, Ronald B. Jacobson, Jennifer Jenson, Kerstin Jergus, Clarence W. Joldersma, Mark E. Jonas, Zdenko Kodelja, Wendy Kohli, Anna Kouppanou, Heikki A. Kovalainen, Lesley Le Grange, David Lewin, Tyson E. Lewis, Gerard Lum, Niclas Månsson, Christopher Martin & Jan Masschelein (eds.), International Handbook of Philosophy of Education. Springer Verlag. pp. 49-58.
Two Paradigms of Faith. Martin Buber on Judaism and Christianity.Iulia Grad - 2007 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 6 (17):34-46.

Analytics

Added to PP
2012-04-17

Downloads
92 (#190,429)

6 months
18 (#152,803)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

Martin Buber.Michael Zank - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Add more citations

References found in this work

The problem of unity in the thought of Martin Buber.Elliot R. Wolfson - 1989 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 27 (3):423-444.

Add more references