Martin Buber

1878 - 1965

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Martin Buber (Hebrew: מרטין בובר; German: Martin Buber; Yiddish: מארטין בובער; February 8, 1878 – June 13, 1965) was an Austrian Jewish and Israeli philosopher best known for his philosophy of dialogue, a form of existentialism centered on the distinction between the I–Thou relationship and the I–It relationship. Born in Vienna, Buber came from a family of observant Jews, but broke with Jewish custom to pursue secular studies in philosophy. In 1902, he became the editor of the weekly Die Welt, the central organ of the Zionist movement, although he later withdrew from organizational work in Zionism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martin Buber has received more than 1,028,976 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Martin Buber is the 146th most popular philosopher (down from 127th in 2019), the 68th most popular biography from Austria (down from 59th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Philosopher.

Martin Buber is most famous for his book I and Thou.

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Among philosophers, Martin Buber ranks 146 out of 1,081Before him are Zhu Xi, Edith Stein, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Clement of Alexandria, Simone Weil, and György Lukács. After him are Hans Kelsen, Duns Scotus, Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, Kabir, Jean Baudrillard, and Herbert Marcuse.

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Among people born in 1878, Martin Buber ranks 4Before him are Janusz Korczak, Lise Meitner, and John B. Watson. After him are Reza Shah, Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, Gustav Stresemann, Werner von Blomberg, André Citroën, Pancho Villa, Robert Walser, and Lucien Febvre. Among people deceased in 1965, Martin Buber ranks 7Before him are Winston Churchill, Malcolm X, Le Corbusier, Albert Schweitzer, Syngman Rhee, and Farouk of Egypt. After him are Stan Laurel, Eli Cohen, W. Somerset Maugham, Louise Mountbatten, Edward Victor Appleton, and Maxime Weygand.

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Among people born in Austria, Martin Buber ranks 68 out of 1,237Before him are Anton Webern (1883), Peter Drucker (1909), Josef Bican (1913), Fritz Lang (1890), Billy Wilder (1906), and Carl Czerny (1791). After him are Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria (1833), Melanie Klein (1882), Pope Gregory V (972), Maria Anna Mozart (1751), Ferdinand I of Bulgaria (1861), and Anna Freud (1895).


Among philosophers born in Austria, Martin Buber ranks 3Before him are Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889) and Karl Popper (1902). After him are Paul Feyerabend (1924), Josef Breuer (1842), Ivan Illich (1926), Otto Weininger (1880), Alfred Schütz (1899), Otto Neurath (1882), André Gorz (1923), Karl Leonhard Reinhold (1757), and Jean Améry (1912).