The Human Place in the Cosmos
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Upon Scheler�s death in 1928, Martin Heidegger remarked that he was the most important force in philosophy at the time. Jose Ortega y Gasset called Scheler "the first man of the philosophical paradise." The Human Place in the Cosmos, the last of his works Scheler completed, is a pivotal piece in the development of his writing as a whole, marking a peculiar shift in his a
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Published December 11th 2008 by Northwestern University Press (first published June 1962)
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It's the first time I read Scheler. This work, originally entitled Die Stellung des Menschen im Kosmos (1928), was a bit tough to follow. “A bit tough”, who am I kidding? It was painfully difficult, I'm not that familiar with philosophic anthropology, but I want to.
Well, he tries to explain the little detail that is the essence of man, his relationship with animals and plants, and his metaphysical origin and place. He writes about the idea of human nature, according to different conceptions on t...more
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Ieteiktu šo grāmatu izlasīt fanātiskiem reliģijas piekritējiem. Nekur iepriekš neesmu lasījusi tik viegli uztveramu un pamatoti izskaidrotu viedokli par to- kādēļ cilvēks-mīļais ir izdomājis sev Dievus un Jēzuliņu.

Šo grāmatu gan nevajadzētu lasīt tā uzreiz- "uz galvas dziļumā". Jābūt kaut nelielai sagatavotībai, jo ir ļoti specifiska terminoloģija un jēdzieni.
Some kind of recapitulation of Hegel and Marx. Balancing idealism and materialism.
Excellent essay by Scheler. A new translation is coming out soon by Manfred Frings (Northwestern U Press). Should become the standard.
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Max Scheler (August 22, 1874, Munich – May 19, 1928, Frankfurt am Main) was a German philosopher known for his work in phenomenology, ethics, and philosophical anthropology. Scheler developed further the philosophical method of the founder of phenomenology, Edmund Husserl, and was called by José Ortega y Gasset "the first man of the philosophical paradise." After his demise in 1928, Heidegger affi...more
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