Phenomenology 2010

Volume 2, 2010

Selected Essays from Latin America

Mariana Chu
Pages 63-90

Husserl y Scheler: una fenomenología del amor
Husserl and Scheler: A Phenomenology of Love

As for Brentano, also for Husserl and Scheler love has a main ethical role, but with a wider reach, since the ethical meaning that phenomenologists see in love is founded in its ontological meaning. With the purpose of contributing some leads to the ontological sense of love, this paper approaches Scheler’s determination of the essential structure of love. Thereupon, it shows how it is possible to identify those features in Husserl’s reflection on the implications of loving. This will enable the author to show in which sense Husserl and Scheler coincide in the ethical meaning of love.