Leipzig: Im Insel-Verlag, 1917. First edition. Softcover. Large octavo. , 96, pp. Original printed wrappers with red and black lettering on front cover. Printer's device on fly leaf and title-page. First edition of this philosophical work on experiences and encounters. Some age wear on wrappers with head of spine chipped and minor closed tears and creasing along edges. Text in German. Wrappers in overall good-, interior in very good condition. g. Item #25902
About Martin Buber: The Austrian-born Israeli philosopher Martin Buber (1878-1965) was one of the major religious existentialist thinkers of the twentieth century. His teaching, a kind of spiritual humanism best expressed in his philosophical masterwork I and Thou, has deeply influenced both Jewish and Christian theologians and secular moral philosophers. Buber's life-affirming "philosophy of dialogue" draws on sources as diverse as the anti-religious German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and the mystical Hasidic Jewish sect and centers on the proposition that the individual's concrete interaction with others reveals spiritual truth. In addition to his many philosophical works, Buber wrote numerous books on Hasidism and biblical interpretation and produced an acclaimed translation, into German, of the complete Hebrew Bible. Committed to putting his ideas into practice, Buber led a life that enabled him to combine philosophy and career in his roles as educator, Zionist activist, and communitarian socialist.