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Scheler's Ethical Personalism: Its Logic, Development, and Promise

Peter H. Spader


This book is a study of Max Scheler being one of the earliest phenomenologist and greatest figures in the early years of the 20th century, whose theory of ethical personalism has become a major voice in the formulation of phenomenological ethics of today. This book follows Scheler's use of the classic phenomenological approach, by means of which he presented a fresh view of values, feelings, and the person, and thereby staked out a new approach in ethics. The book recreates the logic of Scheler's quest, revealing the basis of his thought and the reasons for his dramatic changes of direction. T ... More

Keywords: Max Scheler, ethical personalism, phenomenological ethics, classic phenomenological approach, values, feelings, person

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780823221776
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823221776.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter H. Spader, author
Professor of Philosophy, Marywood University