The Question of Values and Value Education in the Philosophy of Martin Buber
by Adir Cohen - 1979
The mission of education in these troubled times is to consider the stage in history reached by man and to compare it with the beginnings of man's historical journey—to understand both man's accomplishments and his failings, and to do so from a profound historical perspective and by the exertion of every effort to master the nature of the problems that beset the present without underestimating their severity. Buber's philosophy of values and his views on value education are founded on true personal consciousness, on response, on dialogue, on the relationships with the Absolute Thou, and, lastly, on the realization of discourse directed toward the individual and enacted under the conditions of genuine being.
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