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I-It and I-Thou.

Terms popularized by M. Buber,* W. E. Hocking,* et al. to emphasize the relationship as cen. in existential meaning. Subject-object attitude (I-It) tends to reduce both parties to things; subject-subject attitude (I-Thou) tends to give relational value and emphasize value of personal being. See also Brunner, Heinrich Emil; Corporate Personality; Ebner, Ferdinand.

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