Scheler, Heidegger and the Hermeneutics of Value


  • J. Edward Hackett Southern Illinois University Carbondale



hermeneutics, value, givenness, Scheler, Heidegger


In this paper, the author examines two different phenomenological frameworks for values: Heidegger’s hermeneutic phenomenology and Scheler’s phenomenology. Given the popularity of hermeneutic phenomenology inspired by Heidegger’s efforts, the author openly questions if values can be accommodated in that framework. The author suggests that those paying attention to the lived-experience of values consider Scheler’s phenomenology of value as a more refined alternative to make sense of value-experience and cultural practices more generally.


Ethics, Givenness, Heidegger, Scheler, Value

Author Biography

J. Edward Hackett, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

I am defending my completed dissertation on Schelerian phenomenology and ethics.


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