Saturday 5 January 2008

Max Scheler: The Nature of Sympathy. Inner Circle Seminar 128 (18 May 2008)

Max Scheler on the road to Italy (1924)

Max Scheler
(1874 – 1928)

The Nature of Sympathy

Anthony Stadlen
Inner Circle Seminar No. 128
Sunday 18 May 2008
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Max Scheler (22 August 1874 – 19 May 1928) died 80 years ago this month. Martin Heidegger, who had published Being and Time the year before, told his students that Scheler had been ‘the strongest force in contemporary philosophy’. He called him ‘irreplaceable’. Heidegger’s own vision of ‘being-with-others-in-the world’ as primordial, and of mere ‘empathy’ as artificial and alienated, is profoundly indebted to Scheler’s thinking in his great book The Nature of Sympathy (1913). Today we shall explore Scheler’s thinking. Your contribution to the discussion is welcome.

Venue: Regent’s College, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London NW1
Cost: Students £88, others £110, in advance
Apply to: Anthony Stadlen, ‘Oakleigh’, 2A Alexandra Avenue, London N22 7XE
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8888 6857 E-mail:

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