HomeΦιλοσοφια: International Journal of Philosophyvol. 37 no. 1 (2008)

Peter H. Spader: Scheller's Ethical Personalism: It's Logic, Development, and Promise

Mark Anthony Lazara Dacela

Discipline: Philosophy



Spader identifies and addresses in this work three enigmas that continue to overshadow the merits of Scheler's ethical personalism (9-10): (a) the lack of phenomenological evidences, (b) the sudden change of path from ethics to religion and metaphysics, and (c) the movement from theism to panentheism. Spader's book is thus an attempt to rid Scheler's ethical theory of its illusive reputation by making explicit the rationale behind the obscurities that Scheler seems to have intentionally embraced.