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Scheler, Max Ferdinand
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Scheler, Max Ferdinand

(August 22, 1874, Munich – May 19, 1928, Frankfurt am Main), German philosopher, a pupil of Rudolf Eucken. After losing his unsalaried post at the University of Munich, Scheler lived in Göttingen and Berlin as a private scholar and freelance author. His book The Genius of War and the German War (1915) made him one of the protagonists of the “Ideas of 1914.” At the same time, as a convert to Catholicism, he undertook lecture tours on behalf of the Foreign Office in Switzerland, the Netherlands and Austria, with the aim of for…

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Hübinger, Gangolf, “Scheler, Max Ferdinand”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 28 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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