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Martin Buber's Anthropology

Molly C. Haslam

in A Constructive Theology of Intellectual Disability

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780823239405
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780823239443 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fordham/9780823239405.003.0006
Martin Buber's Anthropology

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This chapter discusses the dialogical philosophy of Martin Buber and its relevance for efforts to think of human being in terms mindful of the full humanity of individuals with profound intellectual disabilities. It argues that Buber's understanding of human being in terms of meeting the other in relationship of mutuality, totalization, and immediacy, rather than in terms of some capacity, intellectual or otherwise, is broad enough to acknowledge the full humanity of individuals with profound intellectual disabilities.

Keywords: Martin Buber; I and Thou; Ruckbiegung; Hinwendung; Alfred Schutz; totalization

Chapter.  9990 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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