the JEWISH philosopher Martin BUBER in his poem-book I and Thou, (1937) distinguished between two basic attitudes men assume towards BEINGS and things in the world. These attitudes are openness, receptivity, and engagement, or of OBJECTIVITY and detachment. The two postures are represented SYMBOLICALLY by two primary words, "I-Thou" and "I-It." "I-Thou" implies openness and a personal relationship while "I-It" suggests a cold objectivity and detachment.

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