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On the Eternal in Man

1st Edition

By Max Scheler

Routledge

492 pages

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Max Scheler (1874-1928) decisively influenced German philosophy in the period after the First World War, a time of upheaval and new beginnings. Without him, the problems of German philosophy today, and its attempts to solve them would be quite inconceivable. What was new in his philosophy was that he used phenomenology to investigate spiritual realities.

The subject of On the Eternal in Man is the divine and its reality, the originality and non-derivation of religious experience. Scheler shows the characteristic quality of that which is religious. It is a particular essence that cannot be reduced to anything else. It is a sphere that belongs essentially to humankind; without it we would not be human. If genuine fulfillment is denied it, substitutes come into being. This religious sphere is the most essential, decisive one. It determines man's basic attitude towards reality and in a sense the color, extent and position of all the other human domains in life. It forms the basis for various views about life and thought.

Scheler was emphatically an intuitive philosopher. In Scheler's work the break between being as the almighty but blind rage and value as the knowing but powerless spirit-has become complete, and makes of each human a split being. Personal experiences may be reflected here. The development of Scheler's work as a whole was highly dependent on his personal experiences. It is this that gives Scheler's work its liveliness and its validity.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Transaction Edition
Foreword by August Brunner
Translator's note
Preface to first German edition
Preface to second German edition
REPENTANCE AND REBIRTH
THE NATURE OF PHILOSOPHY AND THE :MoRAL PRECONDITIONS OF PHILOSOPHICAL KNOWLEDGE
1. The autonomy of philosophy
2. The philosophical attitude (the idea of the philosopher)
3 Analysis of the moral upsurge
A. The moral upsurge as a personal act of 'the whole man'
B. Starting-point and elements of the moral upsurge
4 Philosophy's object and cognitive attitude
PROBLEMS OF RELIGION
The renewal of religion
1. Religion and Philosophy
Existing views typified
The types of partial and total identity
Dualistic views
The system of conformity
2. The Essential Phenomenology of Religion
Branches of study
The Divine
Basic character of the divine
The attributes of God in natural religion
Growth and decline of the natural knowledge of God
Attributes of the divine mind
The religious act
The immanent aspects of the religious act
Religious acts are a law unto themselves
The religious act in its internal and external, individual and social aspects
No man can avoid the religious act
Some recent basic theories of natural religion
On the Eternal in Man
3 Why no New Religion?
The idea of a personal God conflicts with the expectation of a new religion
The prospects of a 'new religion', seen in the light of the sociohistorical distribution of cognitive aptitudes
CHRISTIAN LovE AND THE TwENTIETH CENTURY: An Address
1. Humanitarianism and the Christian commandment of love
2. The Christian idea of community
3 The present relevance of the Christian idea of community
THE RECONSTRUCTION OF EuROPEAN CuLTURE: An Address
1. The political framework and moral conditions of cultural reconstruction in Europe
2. The formative powers available for the spiritual renewal of Europe
Editorial Notice, by Frau Maria Scheler
Bibliography of Scheler's published works
Annotations, by Frau Scheler
A Note on the Author, by I. M. Bochenski
Index of Names

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
REL051000
RELIGION / Philosophy