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Max Scheler

1874 - 1928

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Max Ferdinand Scheler (German: [ˈʃeːlɐ]; 22 August 1874 – 19 May 1928) was a German philosopher known for his work in phenomenology, ethics, and philosophical anthropology. Considered in his lifetime one of the most prominent German philosophers, Scheler developed the philosophical method of Edmund Husserl, the founder of phenomenology. Given that school's utopian ambitions of re-founding all of human knowledge, Scheler was nicknamed the "Adam of the philosophical paradise" by José Ortega y Gasset. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Max Scheler has received more than 358,893 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Max Scheler is the 173rd most popular philosopher, the 268th most popular biography from Germany (down from 256th in 2019) and the 30th most popular German Philosopher.

Max Scheler was a German philosopher and phenomenologist. He is most famous for his work on moral philosophy and ethics.

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Among philosophers, Max Scheler ranks 173 out of 1,081Before him are Friedrich Schleiermacher, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Marshall McLuhan, Paul Ricœur, Chrysippus, and Porphyry. After him are Jean Buridan, Julien Offray de La Mettrie, Karl Kautsky, Solomon ibn Gabirol, José Ortega y Gasset, and Pierre Gassendi.

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Among people born in 1874, Max Scheler ranks 12Before him are Herbert Hoover, Howard Carter, Edward Thorndike, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Ernst Cassirer, and Chaim Weizmann. After him are António Egas Moniz, Johannes Stark, Alexander Kolchak, Carl Bosch, W. Somerset Maugham, and Sunjong of Korea. Among people deceased in 1928, Max Scheler ranks 6Before him are Roald Amundsen, Hendrik Lorentz, Wilhelm Wien, Leoš Janáček, and Maria Feodorovna. After him are Emmeline Pankhurst, Édouard-Henri Avril, Pyotr Wrangel, Theodore William Richards, Johannes Fibiger, and Franz Stuck.

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Among people born in Germany, Max Scheler ranks 268 out of 6,142Before him are Klaus Barbie (1913), Princess Ludovika of Bavaria (1808), Pope Damasus II (1000), Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg (1868), Wim Wenders (1945), and Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor (955). After him are Ferdinand I of Romania (1865), Adolf Dassler (1900), Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden (1710), Max von Laue (1879), Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1691), and Paul Heyse (1830).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Max Scheler ranks 30Before him are Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten (1714), Herbert Marcuse (1898), Adam Weishaupt (1748), Ferdinand Tönnies (1855), Max Stirner (1806), and Carl Schmitt (1888). After him are Max Horkheimer (1895), Athanasius Kircher (1602), Rudolf Carnap (1891), Moses Mendelssohn (1729), Franz Brentano (1838), and Hugh of Saint Victor (1096).