Guest lecture of Peter Sajda on Martin Buber
The Polish Phenomenological Association
in cooperation with
the Polish Academy of Sciences
invites to the seminar on the „Perspectives on Contemporary Phenomenology”
with Peter Šajda (Institute of Philosophy, Slovak Academy of Sciences) on:
Martin Buber’s Philosophical Conversion
November 8 (Tuesday), 2016 at 5:00 pm
Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences,
Staszic Palace, Nowy Świat 72, room 154.
ABSTRACT: The Jewish philosopher Martin Buber is known as a philosopher of dialogue, intersubjectivity and community. He is also known as an outspoken critic of philosophies that he considered monological, individualistic or acosmic. Interestingly, Buber’s own pre-dialogical philosophy was criticized for acosmism. In my paper I am going to track the acosmic tendencies in Buber’s pre-dialogical thought, mainly in his interpretations of mysticism and wartime heroism. Subsequently, I am going to describe Buber’s philosophical conversion that took place during World War I and marked his shifting away from acosmism. I am going to suggest that Buber’s view of Hasidic mysticism had prepared ground for this conversion.
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