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I celebrate

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I celebrate my gifts by sharing my talents with the world. Uniting with others enhances all I do.

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December 13th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Ich-Du and Ich-Es

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Martin Buber – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In the Ich-Es relationship, an individual treats other things, people, etc., as objects to be used and experienced. Essentially, this form of objectivity relates to the world in terms of the self – how an object can serve the individual’s interest. 

Buber argued that human life consists of an oscillation between Ich-Du and Ich-Es, and that in fact Ich-Du experiences are rather few and far between. In diagnosing the various perceived ills of modernity (e.g. isolation, dehumanization, etc.), Buber believed that the expansion of a purely analytic, material view of existence was at heart an advocation of Ich-Es relations – even between human beings. Buber argued that this paradigm devalued not only existents, but the meaning of all existence.

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April 10th, 2010 at 1:05 pm

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affection

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the processes of becoming-others, in the sense of relating, hence of affecting and being affected.

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December 20th, 2009 at 9:33 am

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