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Values and Phenomenology

Peter H. Spader

in Scheler's Ethical Personalism

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print May 2002 | ISBN: 9780823221776
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235629 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823221776.003.0003

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Values and Phenomenology

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One of Scheler's tasks was to use a phenomenological approach to the knowledge of values to prove that the knowledge of autonomous, nonformal values is possible. Seeing phenomenology as a way to the knowledge of self-governing is not easy for many contemporary thinkers. Indeed, Kant's attack on the possible autonomy has been supplemented and many thinkers have now taken center stage. Furthermore, Scheler has gone beyond experience of a new realm of phenomenologically given “pure facts”. As Scheler discarded Kant's rejected feeling as a way of access to autonomous nonformal values, instead he spoke of pure feeling, pure loving and hating, pure striving and willing. Through the use of his implementation of the phenomenological approach he believed he had taken hold of the ways needed to meet the first three challenges of Kant.

Keywords: phenomenological approach; autonomous; thinkers; realm; nonformal values

Chapter.  12766 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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