Summary Of Martin Buber's Philosophy Of Communication

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Alper ÖZESMER, 2118511
PHIL 517: Philosophy of Communication
Final Paper
Martin Buber’s Philosophy of Dialogue as Realization

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to consider the conception of the communication, and is to investigate the position of the notion of realization in Martin Buber’s dialogical philosophy. In order to understand Buber’s conception of communication, one needs to inquiry this concept in the context of his dialogical philosophy. This exploration is inspired by the emphasis on the thinking concept of communication as encountering and living together. The main argument of this paper is that in an existential perspective, communication as encountering and living-together leads the one to experience itself and experience
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Since Buber’s views on the features of the dialogue depend on his views of the notion of realization, the essay will begin with a brief account of his overall thoughts about realization. Based on these considerations the position of the notion of realization in human existence will be discussed. After that we can appreciate the Buber’s philosophy of dialogue. Lastly, on the basis of this insight, I will try to show what are the remarkable implications of this kind of thought for our existence, for our life.
1. Buber’s Conception of Realization and Dialogical Philosophy
Martin Buber’s existential philosophical view has not supported by subjectivist or individualist understanding rather than it has supported by the principles of the reciprocity, encountering and the unity or wholeness of the human being. Hence, the only word is to summarize his overall philosophy is ‘relation’. In a deep sense, this kind of relation has a dialogical characteristic. So what is this dialogical relation? According to Buber, human being does not exist alone but it exists in a relation with objects, with humans or with a divine force, namely the others. To wit, all humanity coexists, so the dialogue is essential to a functioning society. The core of this philosophy of dialogue is what Buber calls
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The encountering between human beings is a process which one becomes to able to know itself and others. From Buber's perspective, moment of encountering takes on importance for one’s specifically human ontology. Another important implication of this moment or this process is that one cannot expect a preservation or protection from the suffer or one cannot try to avoid all dangers in life. In the stance of realization or -after this point the self-realization-, one lives an unexpected moment which can be able to de-construct all of old ideals of it. In the moment of encountering or in the process of realization one is completely absorbed with others and one can realize that it is intrinsically in encounter with its existence. In this moment, the meaning of human existence reveals itself to one’s

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