I and Thou by Martin Buber

Ich und Du, usually translated as I and Thou, is a book by Martin Buber, published in 1923, and first translated to English in 1937. Buber's main proposition is that we may address existence in two ways: that of the "I" towards an "It", towards an object that is separate in itself, which we either use or experience; and that of the 'I' towards 'Thou', in which we move into existence in a relationship without bounds. One of the major themes of the book is that human life finds its meaningfulness in relationships. All of our relationships, Buber contends, bring us ultimately into relationship with God, who is the Eternal Thou.

The 961st greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 100 Most Influential Books of the Century (Boston Public Library)
  2. - The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written (Martin Seymour-Smith)

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I And Thou Paperback 31226 $10.00 $3.50 1971
I and Thou Audible Audiobook 122274 $1.99 2019
I and Thou (Bloomsbury Revelations) Paperback 4836701 $7.79 $16.00
I and Thou Publisher: Scribner Hardcover 977425 $118.84 $9.89
I and Thou (Clydesdale Classics) Paperback 1058477 $5.99 2020
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I and Thou, Trans. Kaufmann Kindle Edition 88469 $7.12 2011
I and Thou (Scribner Classics) Hardcover 172409 $12.26 $5.63 2000
I and Thou (Library Edition) Audio CD 6296565 $36.71 $69.83 2011
I and Thou Paperback 7999265 $52.50
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I and Thou Paperback 385552 $7.75 $9.40 2013
I and Thou Paperback 4949362 $13.25 1942
I and Thou   [I & THOU] [Paperback] Paperback 10777935 $24.28 $5.33 1904
I and Thou Hardcover 2436312 $4.48
I & Thou 2ND Edition Paperback 2987060 $4.98
By Martin Buber - I and Thou (5/14/00) Hardcover 992106 $47.91 $31.72 2000
I and Thou, Trans. Smith Kindle Edition 152149 $5.97 2011
I and Thou Paperback 410759 $7.39 $0.01 2010
I and Thou (Scribner Classics) Hardcover 3487826 $16.95 $12.67 2000
[(I and Thou)] [By (author) Martin Buber] published on (October, 2010) Paperback 1336031 $18.94 1964
I and Thou : A New Translation with a Prologue and Notes by Walter Kaufmann Paperback 1956393 $2.70
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