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 300,030 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Max Scheler is the 173rd most popular philosopher (up from 177th in 2019), the 256th most popular biography from Germany (up from 265th in 2019) and the 31st 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 1,089Before him are Jean Buridan, Ernest Renan, Athanasius Kircher, Christian Wolff, Ferdinand Tönnies, and Padmasambhava. After him are Porphyry, Josef Breuer, John Scotus Eriugena, George Herbert Mead, Max Stirner, and Pierre Bayle.

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Among people born in 1874, Max Scheler ranks 13Before him are Edward Thorndike, Howard Carter, W. Somerset Maugham, Herbert Hoover, Chaim Weizmann, and Ernst Cassirer. After him are Johannes Stark, Alexander Kolchak, Talaat Pasha, Gertrude Stein, G. K. Chesterton, and Carl Bosch. Among people deceased in 1928, Max Scheler ranks 5Before him are Roald Amundsen, Hendrik Lorentz, Wilhelm Wien, and Leoš Janáček. After him are Maria Feodorovna, Emmeline Pankhurst, Édouard-Henri Avril, Thomas Hardy, Pyotr Wrangel, Theodore William Richards, and Johannes Fibiger.

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Among people born in Germany, Max Scheler ranks 256 out of 5,289Before him are Wim Wenders (1945), Athanasius Kircher (1602), Hermann Hoth (1885), Pope Clement II (1005), Ferdinand Tönnies (1855), and Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb (1876). After him are Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (1756), Joseph Beuys (1921), Michael Haneke (1942), Gerhard Richter (1932), Augustus III of Poland (1696), and Wilhelm Grimm (1786).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Max Scheler ranks 31Before him are Adam Weishaupt (1748), Carl Schmitt (1888), Max Horkheimer (1895), Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten (1714), Athanasius Kircher (1602), and Ferdinand Tönnies (1855). After him are Max Stirner (1806), Rudolf Carnap (1891), Moses Mendelssohn (1729), Franz Brentano (1838), Ernst Bloch (1885), and Hans Jonas (1903).