Max Scheler’s Philosophy of Time

  • Manfred S. Frings

Part of the Phaenomenologica book series (PHAE, volume 169)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Manfred S. Frings
    Pages 1-78
  3. Manfred S. Frings
    Pages 79-143
  4. Manfred S. Frings
    Pages 144-220
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 221-248

About this book


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.


Martin Heidegger Max Weber aging evolution morality politics theory of relativity

Authors and affiliations

  • Manfred S. Frings
    • 1
  1. 1.AlbuquerqueUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6301-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0127-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0079-1350
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