The Max Scheler Society of North America

In conjunction with

The North American Society for Early Phenomenology


Feeling, Valuing, and Judging:
Phenomenological Investigations in Axiology

May 19-21 2016
St. John’s University
Manhattan Campus




For more information, contact:
Zachary Davis, MSSNA President


CFP: Meeting of the Max Scheler Society of North America

The Max Scheler Society of North America (MSSNA) invites members of the international community of scholars to participate in their biannual meeting, which will be held at St. John’s University, Manhattan Campus. The 2016 meeting will take place in conjunction with the North American Society for Early Phenomenology (NASEP), with sessions from each society running concurrently.

Broadly conceived, the general theme of the meeting is the phenomenology of value or axiology. The MSSNA is particularly interested in papers examining Max Scheler’s contribution to the study of value and the relevance of his work to recent investigations. Papers examining the significance of value in Scheler’s thought are not restricted to his ethics and may concern any aspect of his work. For this meeting, the intent is to have a program that reflects the tremendous diversity of Scheler’s thought and relevance of value in human existence.

Participants will have approximately 35 minutes to present their work. Though completed papers are preferred, abstracts of at least 500 words in length will also be considered. Deadline for submission is December 15, 2015.

All submissions should be sent electronically to Dr. Zachary Davis ( Because all submissions will be reviewed blindly by the selection committee, submissions should have a separate cover sheet with name and contact information. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by January 31.

CFP via PhilEvents

The Opening of the Manfred Frings Papers

The 2-day event will be held at Morris Library, Southern Illinois University of Carbondale. September 3 & 4, 2015. The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, September 3rd

6:30 p.m.: Karen Frings, “Manfred S. Frings: A LifeTime

Friday, September 4th

9:30 p.m.: Zachary Davis, “Scheler and the Experience of Living”

10:45 p.m.: Anthony Steinbock, “Reclaiming the Evidence of the Heart”

1:30 p.m.: Kenneth Stikkers: “‘Time’ and Memories: In Honor of Manfred S. Frings”

Meeting of the Max Scheler Society of North America

In conjunction with the Central APA, Palmer House Hotel, Chicago, IL, Feb. 26 – March 1, 2014


Wednesday, February 26, 7-9pm

  • Chair: Dr. Eugene Kelly, New York Institute of Technology
  • “Husserl’s “Logic” of Valuing and its Relation to Scheler’s Intentional Analysis of Affective Perception”Dr. Tommaso Perrone, Università del Salento
  • “Wholes, Parts and Values. A Phenomenological Argument in Defense of Axiological Realism”
  • Dr. Roberata De Monticelli, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan
  • Commentary: Dr. Eugene Kelly

Thursday, February 27, 9am-12pm

  • Chair: Eric Mohr, Duquesne University
  • “Fantastic Love of the World: On the Metaphysics of Redemption”Thomas Ruble, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • “Scheler’s Phenomenology of Love and the Modern Crisis of Culture”Saboura Hajialiorakpour, University of Tehran
  • “The significance of the Saint in the process of God-actualization in Max Scheler’s Philosophy“Evrim Kutlu, Universität Köln
  • “The Value of Beauty: Scheler on the Importance of Art”Dr. Susan Gottlöber, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
  • Reception, Thursday Evening, 5-7pmMain Lobby, Palmer House Hilton Hotel Hosted by Karin Frings

Friday, February 28, 7-10pm

  • Chair: Dr. Zachary Davis, St. John’s University
  • “Illusory Experiences :A phenomenological clarification of the ‘Quasi-lie’”Dr. Roberta Guccinelli, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan
  • “Max Scheler’s Christian Democracy and Its Religious Phenomenology Basis”Li Jing, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • “Plurality and Unity in Max Scheler and Carl Schmitt”Dr. Olivier Agard, Université Paris-Sorbonne
  • “Scheler and the First World War”Dr. Michael Gabel, Universität Erfurt, GermanyThe program for the entire meeting of the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association can be found online at:

News from Roberta De Monticelli & the SRSSP team:

  • I take this opportunity to inform everybody that the new bilingual German-Italian translation (with footnotes and critical apparatus, index and two introductory essays) of Max Scheler’s Formalismus is now out (Bompiani, Milan 2013). If somebody were interested in a review of it (I’m addressing the Italian colleagues quite particularly, but not exclusively) it can be published immediately on our www.Phenomenologylab, and later on – if in English – on our online journal, Phenomenology and Mind. The last issue of it, by the way, devoted to such Schelerian topics as “The place of valus in a world of norms”, ediited by Francesca Forlè and Sarah Songhoria, is now out too: take this opportunity as well to inform everybody that the home page of the San Raffaele Spring School of Philosophy (SRSSP) – June 3-5, 2014 is now online at: announces the Spring School to be held at San Raffaele University on June 3-5, 1914, on the issues of Lynne Baker’s last book, Nauralism and the First Person Perspective. Lynne Baker will be keynote speaker, other invited are: Dermot Moran (Dublin) Michael Pauen (Berlin) M. De Caro (Rome), Massimo Reichlin (Milan S. Raffaele), Michele Di Francesco (Pavia).On the bottom left side you will find the links to all relevant information. We would be grateful for helping us with circulating information about the call for papers (see related section, with the Easychair submission page) among D.Phil Students or junior researchers you may know to be interested in the subject. Don’t hesitate to email any further question to Roberta De Monticelli ( – or, for more practical-technical-logistic questions, to this email address: socialworld@unisr.itWith our best wishes for Christmas and the New Year,Roberta De Monticelli and the SRSSP team
    • Call for Papers: San Raffaele (Milan) Philosophy Spring School, June 3-5, 2014 on Lynne Baker’s last book: Naturalism and the First Person Perspective

News from Dietrich Gottstein, Secretary of the Forum Münchener Phänomenologie International (FMPI), who reports:

  • I founded the FMPI Forum Münchener Phänomenologie International e.V. (or Forum Munich Phenomenology International) with the aim of serving the worldwide diaspora of this branch, in early 2012 with company of Wolfhart Henckmann, who was the last one teaching in Munich in succession of Hedwig Conrad Martius’ start 1945, and Hans Rainer Sepp who had been promoted under Eberhard Avé-Lallemant. The latter became Chairman, Barbara Maria Buzzi of Zurich was elected Chashier and [I am] the Secretary ……. The FMPI has about 35 registered members in 15 countries at present, some of their names appear on your Chicago Meeting’s schedule, and most of them joined due to word of mouth. But having dropped that legal care burden I will be able to dedicate much more of my activity to the FMPI matters in future.Not officially issued on our agenda is a meeting in Prague in May for editorial planning, being aware that the BSB – Munich State Library – [has in its possession] some Scheler material that Manfred Frings had to leave undone.Further, adding to the BSB topic, we shall foster studies there and publication of the legacies of those of the Munich branch. The first fruitful preparation and support last year was for our member Dr. Daniel Sobota from Bydgoszcz (Poland) University, who works on Johannes Daubert. Also, we shall try to help when it comes to translations where the full depth of the spectrum of meanings of German terminology counts….This year ‘Phänomenologie und Realität ‘, the habilitation work of [my step-father,] Eberhard Avé-Lallemant will appear in print and we shall further start re-publishing important texts in German plus those of younger researchers … in a new series.2016 will be the 50th anniversary of Hedwig Conrad-Martius’ death, she is meanwhile unknown or at least underestimated of her ontological genius, and FMPI considers to organise a congress in Munich on her memory….Until then we hope to be a few steps on towards a re-astablishment of orderly teaching of Munich Phenomenology at LMU – the Munich university.Hope this will be of interest to you folks, and
    kind regards,Dietrich Gottstein
    FMPI e.V – Secretary