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Martin Buber (1878-1965), German Jewish social philosopher and theologian, and D.W. Winnicott (1896-1971), British pediatrician and psychoanalyst, portray in vibrant detail the reality of the “in-between”. Although contemporaries, they were separated by country and profession, and did not know each other. Yet both set forth in their writings remarkably complementary views concerning “in-between space”--the transitional area, to Winnicott, or das Zwischenmenschliche to Buber. This is a meeting-ground of potentiality and authenticity, located neither within the self nor in the world of political and economic affairs. In this space, one finds the most authentic and creative aspects of our personal and communal existence, including artistic, scientific, and religious expression.
©2006 Laura Praglin
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"The Nature of the "In-Between" in D.W. Winnicott's Concept of Transitional Space and in Martin Buber's das Zwischenmenschliche,"
UNIversitas: Journal of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity: Vol. 2
, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/universitas/vol2/iss2/6