Max Scheler's Acting Persons

New Perspectives

Author: Stephen Frederick Schneck

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042015906

Category: Philosophy

Page: 181

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This book gathers six trenchant new analyses of the idea of the person as raised by the German philosopher and social theorist Max Scheler (1874–1928). The issues raised in the volume are both timely and perennial, from considerations of postmodernity, phenomenology, and metaphysics, to sharp-edged comparisons with other thinkers, including Immanuel Kant, Martin Heidegger, Emmanuel Levinas, Eric Voegelin, Richard Rorty, and Hannah Arendt.

Form und Wert

die komplementären Begründungen der Ethik bei Immanuel Kant, Max Scheler und Edmund Husserl

Author: Günter Fröhlich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783826045639

Category: Ethics

Page: 417

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Person & soziale Welt

Author: Christian Bermes,Wolfhart Henckmann,Heinz Leonardy

Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

ISBN: 9783826033032

Category: Social sciences

Page: 188

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Die Stellung des Menschen im Kosmos

Author: Max Scheler

Publisher: Felix Meiner Verlag

ISBN: 3787333541

Category: Philosophy

Page: 519

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Ziel dieser Studie, ursprünglich als 1927 Vortrag gehalten, ist es, auf breiter empirischer Basis und in kritischer Auseinandersetzung mit einseitigen anthropologischen Ideen der abendländischen Tradition eine unverkürzte, einheitliche und geschichtlich offene Auffassung des Wesens des Menschen zu entwerfen. Ausgehend vom spezifisch menschlichen Verhalten zeigt Scheler, dass der Mensch zwar eingebunden ist in die Schichtungen des biopsychischen Lebens vom elementaren Gefühlsdrang an über den Instinkt, das assoziative Gedächtnis bis zur triebgebundenen, pragmatischen Intelligenz der höchst organisierten Affen, dass sich der Mensch aber vom ganzen biopsychischen Leben durch den Geist abgrenzt, durch den allererst ein menschliches Sein begründet wird. Da der Geist aber in seinen verschiedenen Akten (Vernunfterkenntnis, Werterkenntnis, Willensbestimmungen) nur Ideen entwickeln kann, aber nicht über die Macht verfügt, sie zu realisieren, ist er darauf angewiesen, aus den Lebenskräften diejenigen Energien zu gewinnen, die er für die Realisierung seiner Projekte benötigt. Leben und Geist sind somit grundsätzlich aufeinander angewiesen; sie zu einem immer umfassenderen Ausgleich zu bringen, ist die Bestimmung des Menschen und die eigentliche Menschheitsaufgabe überhaupt. Die neue kritische Ausgabe der Stellung des Menschen im Kosmos bringt diesen wichtigen Text, der in den Gesammelten Werken nur unzureichend ediert wurde, endlich in einer verlässlichen Edition. Die Abweichungen der Druckauflagen von der ursprünglichen Vortragsfassung und alle Eingriffe der Herausgeber in den Text nach Schelers Tod sind akribisch dokumentiert.

Max Scheler (1874–1928) Centennial Essays

Centennial Essays

Author: M.S. Frings

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401164347

Category: Philosophy

Page: 186

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It is the purpose of these essays to commemorate the one hundredth birthday of the philosopher Max Scheler. On this centennial occasion it may be appropriate to recall the first two major works of the philosopher's life. Scheler is known mostly as the author of a monumental work on ethics, entitled: Der Formalismus in der Ethik und die materiale Wertethik (Formalism in Ethics and Non-Formal Ethics of Values), which is the only existing foundation of ethics written by a European philosopher in this century. Although its two parts were published separately (1913/1916) because of circumstances during World War I, all manuscripts had been finished by Scheler prior to the outbreak of the war. His ethics has been translated into various languages, including a recent translation in English. In the same year (1913) Scheler also published another major work which dealt with the phenomenology of sympathetic feelings, and which is translated into English under the title of the enlarged second and following editions: The Nature of Sympathy.

Persons in Love

A Study of Max Scheler’s Wesen und Formen der Sympathie

Author: A.R. Luther

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940102796X

Category: Religion

Page: 162

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Max Scheler's WESEN UND FORMEN DER SYMPATHIE, which appeared in 1923, is an essentially altered and extended second edition of a book published in 1913 entitled ZUR PHANOMENOLOGIE UND THEoRIE DER SYMPATHIEGEFUHLE UND VON LIEBE UND HAss. WESEN UND FORMEN DER SYMPATHIE was the first volume of a proposed several volumes to be concerned with clarifying the nature and mode of specific emotional functions and acts. Other titles in the proposed collection, although not completed, included WESEN UND FORMEN DES SCHAMGEFUHLS, WESEN UND FORMEN DES ANGST UND FURCHT, WESEN UND FORMEN DES EHRGEFUHLS. Scheler's clarification was to indicate important deriva tives of the concerned emotional functions and acts along with the order of their development in individual and communal life. The entire collection was to show the truth and relevance of Pascal's thought re specting an "ordre du coeur", "logique du coeur", "raison du coeur", and to furnish strict proof for it. Pascal's thought was also the funda mental inspiration of Scheler's ethics found in his book entitled, DER FORMALISMUS IN DER ETHIK UND DIE MATERIALE WERTETHIK, as well as a shorter work published during this same period of writing, ORDO AMORIS. YOM EWIGEN 1M MENscHEN should also be mentioned as an important work of this period.

Vladimir Solovyev and Max Scheler: Attempt at a Comparative Interpretation

A Contribution to the History of Phenomenology

Author: Helmut Dahm

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789027705075

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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This comparative study of the works of Vladimir Solovyev and Max Scheler explores some of the areas in which their thoughts seem to bear a direct relation to one another. The author shows, however, that such a correlation is not based on any factual influence of the earlier Russian on the later philosophy of Scheler. The similarities in their spiritual and philosophical development are significant as the author demonstrates in his chapter on systematic philosophy. This comparison is not just of historical interest. It is meant to contri bute to a better understanding between the East and the West. The author provides a basis for future discussions by establishing a common area of inquiry and by demonstrating a convergence of viewpoints already in regard to these problems. The author also discusses the potential role of the ideas of Solovyev and Scheler in the formation of a consciousness which he sees now emerging in the Soviet Union - a consciousness critical of any misrepresentation both of non-Marxist Russian philosophy as well as of Western philosophy in general. In regard to the translation itself, three things should be mentioned. First of all, the distinction between the important German words "Sein" and "Seiendes" is often difficult to preserve in translation. Unless otherwise noted all references to "being" refer to "Seiendes." Second, the abbreviations of the works of Solovyev and Scheler used in the footnotes are clarified in the summary of the works of these authors found on page 31Off. below.

Material Ethics of Value: Max Scheler and Nicolai Hartmann

Author: E. Kelly

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400718456

Category: Philosophy

Page: 254

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Max Scheler and Nicolai Hartmann developed ethics upon a phenomenological basis. This volume demonstrates that their contributions to a material ethics of value are complementary: by supplementing the work of one with that of the other, we obtain a comprehensive and defensible axiological and moral theory. By “phenomenology,” we refer to an intuitive procedure that attempts to describe thematically the insights into essences, or the meaning-elements of judgments, that underlie and make possible our conscious awareness of a world and the evaluative judgments we make of the objects and persons we encounter in the world.

Person and Self-Value

Three Essays

Author: Max Scheler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940093503X

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

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From the mysterious powers and forces peculiar to both individual and community that can turn our lives into either good or bad lives, I wish to point to two such powers being at the same time different in their own nature and yet closely related to each other: The powers that emerge from exemplary persons and leaders. Understood as basic to both sociology and the philosophy of history, it comes to us as no surprise that the problem of exemplary persons and leaders - along with the questions of the qualities types, selections and education of leaders; forms of unison existing be tween leaders and their followers, all of which belonging to the subdivisions of this problem - must be a burning problem for a people whose historical leaders from all walks of life have, in part, been swept away by wars and revolutions. This fact we also find in all salient epochs of history characterized more or less by changes in leadership. It is precisely for this reason that in our own time every group appears to struggle ever so hard with this problem, namely, who their leaders should be. This pertains equally to a group within a party, to a class, to occupations, to unions, to various schools or present-day youth movements, and even to religious and ecclesias tical groupings. Beyond any comparison, there is yearning everywhere for lead ership.

Structure and Diversity

Studies in the Phenomenological Philosophy of Max Scheler

Author: E. Kelly

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401730997

Category: Philosophy

Page: 254

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FOUNDATIONALISM IN PHILOSOPHY n his autobiographical work, The Education of Henry Adams, this I brooding and disillusioned offspring of American presidents confronted, at age sixty, his own perplexity concerning the new scientific world-view that was emerging at the end of the century. He noted that the unity of things, long guaranteed morally by the teachings of Christianity and scientifically by the Newtonian world-view, was being challenged by a newer vision of things that found only incomprehensible multiplicity at the root of the world: What happened if one dropped the sounder into the ab yss-let it go-frankly gave up Unity altogether? What was Unity? Why was one to be forced to affirm it? Here every body flatly refused help. . . . [Adams] got out his Descartes again; dipped into his Hume and Berkeley; wrestled anew with his Kant; pondered solemnly over his Hegel and Scho penhauer and Hartmann; strayed gaily away with his Greeks-all merely to ask what Unity meant, and what happened when one denied it. Apparently one never denied it. Every philosopher, whether sane or insane, naturally af firmed it. I Adams, then approaching with heavy pessimism a new century, felt instinc tively that, were one to attack the notion of unity, the entire edifice of human knowledge would quickly collapse. For understanding requires the unification of apparently different phenomena.

Person and Polis

Max Scheler's Personalism as Political Theory

Author: Stephen F. Schneck

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780887063398

Category: Political Science

Page: 188

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Martin Heidegger cited him as “the most potent philosophical power ... in all of contemporary philosophy.” Ortega y Gasset called him “the first man of genius, the Adam of the new Paradise.” Writing at a crucial time in intellectual history, his influence has extended to persons as diverse as Dietrich von Hildebrand, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Karol Wojtyla, Jurgen Habermas, Ernst Bloch, and members of the generation of thinkers that developed in the German universities during the Weimar years. Despite this far-reaching impact, the social theory and philosophy of Max Scheler have never been examined for the significance of their political thought. This book opens the possibility of deriving a contemporary political theory from Scheler’s philosophy and social theory, based on his understanding of the person, the community, and the significant new directions these elements suggest. Standing at some distance from modern liberalism, conservatism, and Marxism, both in their bourgeois and Enlightenment varieties, Scheler’s personalism has its roots in the rich admixture of life philosophy and phenomenology that gave rise to Martin Heidegger’s early philosophy. It is a philosophical anthropology founded on Scheler’s own realist phenomenology, sociology of knowledge, and non-formal ethics. The book considers Scheler’s many works and includes translations and reviews of unpublished materials. It includes an extensive bibliography of primary and secondary name sources.

Max Scheler

A Concise Introduction Into the World of a Great Thinker

Author: Manfred S. Frings

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philosophy

Page: 170

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Scheler's Ethical Personalism

Its Logic, Development, and Promise

Author: Peter H. Spader

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823221783

Category: Philosophy

Page: 327

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Spader recreates the logic of Scheler's quest, revealing the basis of his thought and the reasons for his dramatic changes of direction. This study provides a framework that allows us to understand Scheler's insights in the context of the dynamic evolution of his thought. It corrects imbalances in the presentation of his ideas and defends him against key misunderstandings and criticisms.

The Mind of Max Scheler

The First Comprehensive Guide Based on the Complete Works

Author: Manfred S. Frings

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780874626131

Category: Philosophy

Page: 324

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This text provides a look at the philosophy of Max Scheler (1874-1928) based on his work as it appears in the 15-volume German collected edition. It opens a view of a complex system of thought of early 20th century philosophy which preceded investigations by Heidegger, Husserl, and others.

Max Scheler

The Man and His Work

Author: N.A

Publisher: Franciscan Press


Category: Philosophy

Page: 213

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