Martin Buber’s ‘I and Thou’ Relation

In an age where identity is being questioned in the light of the latest technological advances in robotics and artificial intelligence, Martin Buber’s thought is a welcome reminder of how our relation with others remains the deepest and most solid foundation of our morality and humanity. Steeped in Jewish theology and culture, Buber (1878–1965) was one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century as he transcended his own Jewish faith to encompass the Christian tradition and offer the ...

Hope in Philosophy?

The literary and cultural theorist Terry Eagleton is the author of over forty books, ranging from ‘Literary Theory: an Introduction (1983) to ‘Culture and the Death of Gods’ (2014). His sustained critique of Postmodernism stems partly from a disillusioned faith in Marxist socialism and partly from what he regards as the lack of viable political and cultural alternatives offered by its resigned proponents. Paradoxically, the resurgence of religious faith is considered by Eagleton as an inevitable factor in any culture. ...