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MARTINEZ GALLEGO, Miguel Armando. The conative intentionality according to Max Scheler and the problem of its cognitive foundations. Sig. Fil [online]. 2022, vol.24, n.47, pp.62-87.  Epub July 25, 2022. ISSN 1665-1324.

In this paper I will present Max Scheler’s theory of conations, so often overlooked in spite of its extraordinary interest and its relevance for the understanding of some better-known pieces of Scheler’s philosophy, such as the theory of perception and the concept of Umwelt. The demarcation between conations and other forms of intentionality —theoretical as wellas affective— will be addressed here, taking primarily into account the pre-volitive level of conations. I will correct some aspects of Scheler’s approach, with special regard to the problem of the cognitive foundations of pre-volitive conations. This doctrine, based on Scheler’s phenomenology of value, represents a solid alternative to every form of conative irrationalism, and can be as such of great significance for the present of philosophy.

Keywords : value; affective intentionality; involuntary conations; goals and ends; ordo amoris.

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