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"I, Thou, and It"

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The purpose of this activity is to evaluate how Martin Buber's theory of interpersonal communication-using I, Thou, and It strategies—may be applied in ethical communication. 

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Based on what you have read and your own experiences, respond to the following:

  • How often do you communicate with others using I-It strategies?
  • Is it ethical to employ I-It communication with some people and I-Thou with others?
  • If we follow Kant’s universalism, we might think that all people are deserving of I-Thou interactions. Why do we not apply I-Thou strategies with everyone we meet?

Provide examples to illustrate your answers.

Synthesize your primary response into a 250–350 word post. Be sure to review your writing for grammar and spelling before posting.

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