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Martin Buber’s Hope in Polarized Times

The important lesson a midcentury speech by the Jewish philosopher holds for “this hour”

February 3, 2020

philosophy of mind | metaphysical realism | internal realism | Jewish philosophy | Pierre Hadot | Franz Rosenzweig | Martin Buber | Emmanuel Levinas | Ludwig Wiggtenstein | God

Hilary Putnam (1926-2016): A Philosopher of Science's Late-Life Return to His Native Judaism

Students and scholars from a wide range of academic disciplines will be familiar with Hilary Putnam. Born in Chicago, in 1926, to secular-Jewish parents who championed Communism, a political cause he likewise espoused for much of his life, Putnam tur...

April 28, 2016

Martin Buber | Hebrew Bible | I and Thou | Franz Rosenzweig | history | saga | Moses | Van Wyck Brooks | usable history | Hebrew Humanism

A Legacy Greater Than “I-Thou”: A Usable Bible and a Usable Martin Buber

What can German-Jewish philosopher Martin Buber still offer us fifty years after his death? Best known for his landmark book, I and Thou, which describes the possibility of encountering God when fully present to another person, Buber (1878-1965) w...

November 12, 2015