Material Ethics of Value: Max Scheler and Nicolai Hartmann
Max Scheler and Nicolai Hartmann developed ethics upon a phenomenological basis. This volume demonstrates that their contributions to a material ethics of value are complementary: by supplementing the work of one with that of the other, we obtain a comprehensive and defensible axiological and moral theory. By “phenomenology,” we refer to an intuitive procedure that attempts to describe thematically the insights into essences, or the meaning-elements of judgments, that underlie and make possible our conscious awareness of a world and the evaluative judgments we make of the objects and persons we encounter in the world.
First comprehensive interpretation of material value-ethics, which was developed by Max Scheler and Nicolai Hartmann in the period during and after the First World WarIncludes contributions of Edmund Husserl and Dietrich von Hildebrand to supplement the work of Scheler and HartmannA philosophical work, that seeks to recover and implement the idea of a material value-ethics that was abandoned in Germany after 1933