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Max Scheler and the Political Elite

Venier, Veniero

Phänomenologische Forschungen, Bd. 2021 (2021), Iss. 1: S. 169–186

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Venier, Veniero

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  1. Metzler Lexikon Kunstwissenschaft


    Fiorentini, Erna

    2011 [Citations: 0]


In the dramatic context of the Weimar Republic in the 1920s, Scheler developed the crucial theme of the need for the creation of a new ruling class, a political-cultural elite. Despite its difficulty, which is linked to the effectuality of the Modern, in certain ways Scheler’s proposal reflects a revival of the ancient Aristotelian manner of seeing politics as an art of ruling. An art that is not seen as the exercising of power based on a relationship of command and obedience but as the harmonization of the social differences that belong to human beings owing to their nature, and that are a part of the political community: an idea of a political-social world (which is also distant and irreversible as regards its historical fulfilment), in which a principle prevails that is tied to the organic concept of a correct guide of political society which requires first and foremost areth*, excellence and phronesis, the practical wisdom of those who are ruling. Max Scheler draws on all of this against the background of his own metaphysics, in a concept of global government that is indissolubly linked to that of solidarity as an indispensable premise for the formation of a political ruling elite that is up to such epochal challenges.


Section Title Page Action Price
Veniero Venier\nMax Scheler and the Political Elite 169
Abstract 169
1. World of Values and Personal Education 169
2. The Political Elite as Wertelite 172
3. Rule and Globalization 176
4. Ausgleich as Political Rule and Guidance 181