God and Ethics

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:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

God and Ethics

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Scheler developed his ideas concerning the nature of God and realization; however, he also created for his ethics various new problems. Scheler said that persons cannot be produced, sought, or even anticipated and the best we can do is be ready to hear them if they appear, since the way we understand the nature of religion has a deep impact upon our “religious receptivity”. He even pointed out the complex relationship between what philosophy and religion can give us. Scheler also began with a claim about the nature of God and develops the sense of dependence of being a person created by God. Furthermore, Scheler developed the idea of creation because this idea is not only important to his understanding of God but it also represents an important development in our understanding of realization, he put into words that in this real world there is this necessary connection at its very core.

Keywords: God; realization; ethics; philosophy; religion; creation

Chapter.  10599 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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