The knowledge as directing the man at the absolute sphere in the Max Scheler presentation Cover Image

Wiedza jako ukierunkowanie człowieka na sferę absolutną w ujęciu Maxa Schelera
The knowledge as directing the man at the absolute sphere in the Max Scheler presentation

Author(s): Grzegorz Mazur
Subject(s): Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Epistemology, Contemporary Philosophy
Published by: Warszawska Prowincja Redemptorystów
Keywords: recognition; knowledge; human; absolute; being; existence; love; philosophy; Scheler

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this paper is to submit Max Scheler’s achievements in the theoryof cognition. Narrow meaning of “cognition” has accurate connectionwith simplified image of the man. It does not include neither various formsof cognitive activity of the man nor the complexity of his nature. Cognition(Erkenntnis) is not the most basic concept. It assumes something more basicand wider: knowledge (Wissen). The man fully achieves his human speciesspecificity because of recognition in the world what is important. Philosophyshould tend to observe existence in its anthropological and metaphysicalassessment. Proper course of philosophical inquiries depends on adopted inthem way of looking. Max Scheler names it phenomenological and adds thatthe most important in philosophizing is love between person and entity. Oneof the most important epistemological assumptions of Scheler’s is a statementthat the human knowledge is not a unity. The man acquires different typesof knowledge. You should practice your knowledge to avoid sidedness. Onlythen knowledge is formed as an integrity. All types of knowledge are also essentialbecause of the ultimate goal of knowledge. “All knowledge is in fact inthe last instance the knowledge of God and for God”.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 187-201
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish