File spoon-archives/habermas.archive/habermas_2000/habermas.0005, message 12


Date: Thu, 4 May 2000 15:41:55 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: HAB: Re: Habermas and Buber


Habermas' essay on kierkegaard, in 

Kierkegaard in Post/Modernity (Studies in Continental Thought) 
by Martin Joseph Matustik (Editor), Merold Westphal (Editor) 
Indiana Univ Pr; ISBN: 0253209676

discusses Buber some.  I don't recall the essay title exactly; it's
near the end of the book. 

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0253209676/qid=957479824/
sr=1-60/103-1722532-0537433

--- Bill Hord <HORD_B-AT-hccs.cc.tx.us> wrote:
> I have been wondering whether Habermas has engaged with Buber or
> Buber's 
> writings, and if so where he has commented on Buber's work.
> 
> If I have begun to understand Buber correctly, his conception of 
> dialogue is not confined to language (I can be in an I-thou
> relation 
> with a tree, for example), which would be in conflict with
> Habermas's 
> basic insight regarding the primacy of language.
> 
> On the other hand, Buber's critique of objective relations ("I-it")
> from 
> the perspective of the I-thou, while yet acknowledging the
> necessity of 
> those relations, appears to me as one that Habermas might
> acknowledge as 
> fundamentally right.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> Bill Hord
> Houston, TX, USA
> 
> 
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> 

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