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Selected Philosophical Essays (Northwestern University Studies in Phenomenology & Existential Philosophy) Paperback – January 1, 1973

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  • Series: Northwestern University Studies in Phenomenology & Existential Philosophy
  • Paperback: 359 pages
  • Publisher: Northwestern Univ Pr (1973)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810103796
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810103795
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,042,006 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Max Ferdinand Scheler (August 22, 1874 – May 19, 1928) was a German philosopher known for his work in phenomenology, ethics, and philosophical anthropology.

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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Schopenhauer on January 26, 2010
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The essays in this book are representative of Max Scheler at his best. His book, Formalism in Ethics and a Non-Formal Value-Ethics (1916, is widely recognized to be the best phenomenological book on ethics, and his Nature of Sympathy (1912) is thought to be a detailed phenomenology of human relations that captures their optimistic side, leaving Sartre to capture their pessimistic side in Part Three, "Being for Others", in Sartre's book Being and Nothingness. It is going out on a limb (but it wouldn't be, if philosophers were more familiar with Scheler) to categorize him as the greatest of the phenomenologists. This was the opinion of the Germans in the 1920s and early 1930s, when phenomenologists had largely left Husserl to study with Scheler and Heidegger's Being and Time (1927) was too new to be sufficiently absorbed. I think the present selection of Scheler's essays should be read by every philosopher.
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