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The Basic Elements of Max Scheler's Philosophy of Social Analysis

Rainier R. A. Ibana

Discipline: Philosophy, Social Science



Throughout his lifetime, Scheler discussed such important issues as feminism, pacifism, militarism, educational reform, compulsory socialism (Zwangsozialismus), western capitalism, Marxism, oriental culture, almost every topic that caught his attention. His ability to address these issues rests on a philosophy of social analysis based on the overarching principle of solidarity. The basic elements of this social analysis include holism, the various levels of social analysis, and the objective order of values and moral exemplars. These elements constitute the outline of this paper.