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AuthorFrings, Manfred S. author
TitleLifetime [electronic resource] : Max Scheler's Philosophy of Time / by Manfred S. Frings
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2003
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Descript XVIII, 248 p. online resource


In comparison to Husserl and Heidegger, Max Scheler's philosophy of time as first presented here, is considerably wider in scope. Using posthumous manuscripts, Frings shows that Scheler conceived the origin of time in the self-activating center of individual and universal life as threefold "absolute" time of a four-dimensional expanse. This serves as a basis for establishing the phenomenon of objective time in multiple steps of constitutionality, including the physical field theory and theory of relativity. For Scheler, objective time, even though anchored in absolute time, deserves "maximum attention" in a technological society. Frings focuses here with Scheler on time experience of values and among social groups, time experiences in the mind-set of capitalism, in politics and morals, in population dynamics, and time experiences in the process of aging, all of which were signposts in Scheler's thought before his early demise


Exposition of the Text -- I: Time Structures among Values. A: Description of Ranks and Types of Values and Time. B: Phenomenology of Values and of Their Time. C: Sociology of Values and Time. Introductory Note on Social Forms. D: Ontology of Values and Time. E: Synopsis of Time Structures among Values -- II: Life and Time. A: Reality and the Direction toward Yet Unknown Future Events. B: The Constitution of Time in Life. General Characteristics of Impulsion and Absolute Time. C: The Constitution of Temporalization. D: The Constitution of Objective Time -- III: At the Crossroads of the Present and the Future. A: The Diametrical Directions of Drives and Mind. B: Capitalism: Three Theses Concerning its Meta-Economic Origin. C: Absolute and Objective Time in Two Present Issues of Concern -- Bibliographical References -- Index

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