Apology of value in Max Scheler’s “Formalism in Ethics and Non-formal Ethics of Values”

  • Taras Dobko
Keywords: value, moral experience, person, duty, phenomenology, ethics, ethical nominalism, Scheler


This article offers an argument in support of the objective and autonomous character of values based on the phenomenological work of Max Scheler. The irreducibility of values to performative linguistic practice, projection of subjective feelings into reality, symbolic expression of power relations, product of judgment assessments and other superstructures of secondary order upon immediate experience of the human person is substantiated against the background of the critical analysis of nominalist value theory and theory of moral assessment. The article offers evidence about the sui generis character of moral experience in which the human person discovers the world of objective values and his personal vocation to realize the value plenitude of being in his life.


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How to Cite
Dobko, T. (2017). Apology of value in Max Scheler’s “Formalism in Ethics and Non-formal Ethics of Values”. Filosofska Dumka, (4), 67-79. Retrieved from https://dumka.philosophy.ua/index.php/fd/article/view/123

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