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in FOUR PARTS TO BUBER’S
1. The I –It approach
people – focuses on
people as objects or
things v. human
beings. We put
people at a
distance, so we
don’t have to deal
with FOUR PARTS TO BUBER’S
2. Relationships are fluid and unpredictable.
We must account for the unknown or for
all the possibilities that can occur in living
and changing relationship.
and FOUR PARTS TO BUBER’S
3. Buber’s theory suggests an ethic of
responsibility – a consideration of
another. Whether someone is close to
you or a stranger, you have an obligation
to treat the person with generosity and to
to recognize your own biases and
limitations. To see yourself in a
relationship with another s a caring
orientation – a gesture of goodwill.
orientation FOUR PARTS TO BUBER’S
4. If we want to have the relationship, we
If must make an effort to accommodate,
rather than expect or demand that she or
he adapt to our way or give in to what we
want. According to Buber, if we try to use these
guidelines in our relationships, we can
truly call any relationship and
communication ILLUSTRATING BUBER’S
THEORY Archie's Unexpected Surprise QUESTIONS
QUESTIONS Did Archie treat Lionel, Mr. Jefferson or
his wife as objects v. human beings? Given Archie’s prejudice, his reaction to
Given his niece going on a date with Lionel was
predictable – he thought it was wrong. So,
can we safely say Archie does not account
for other possibilities in relationships?
What could he have done to change this?
QUESTIONS Does Archie exh...
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- Spring '10
- Geography, Interpersonal relationship, Martin Buber