Martin Buber, radical politics, Germany, psychology


My first iteration for this paper was to present Martin Buber in the context of radical politics in Germany and to focus upon his relationship to the anarchist Gustav Landauer. After a brief search, I found too few sources that were easily accessible from here in the United States, so as part of this presentation I situate Buber in the radical politics extant mostly during his time in Germany and in Berlin. I focus here on Buber’s psychology but include several intellectual side trips visiting aspects of Buber’s philosophy and his politics. I cannot separate them in discussing Buber and psychology. In my research on Buber’s psychology, I also have become aware of aspects of Buber and Buberism that are not well known. This includes Buber’s aesthetics.