The Max Scheler Society of North America (MSSNA) is devoted to the philosophy of the German philosopher, Max Scheler (1874-1928). The Society was incorporated as a professional organization in 2004 after meeting informally for a number of years conjointly with meetings of the American Philosophical Association. Although a German society, the Max-Scheler-Gesellschaft, has been in existence for some years, it was felt that a North American society was needed as a more proximate venue for sharing work being done in the English language among scholars in the Western hemisphere. The organizational meeting that led to the formalization of the Society was held during the Pacific Division meetings of the American Philosophical Association in Pasadena, March 24-29, 2004. This organizational meeting, held on the morning of March 26th at the Pasadena Hilton, led to the election of Eugene Kelly as the first President of the Society.

Founding convocation (March 25-27, 2004) of the MSSNA (pictured below):

Max Scheler Society of North America

MSSNA founding members

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From left to right: Zachary Davis (St. John’s University), Ricardo Parellada Redondo (Universidad Europa de Madrid), Karin Frings, Manfred S. Frings (emeritus, DePaul U), Philip Blosser (Lenoir-Rhyne College), Eugene Kelly (NY Inst. of Technology), Philip Cronce Chicago State U), outside the Pasadena Hilton. Photo by Kirk Kanzelberger.

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