Phenomenology Represents an "Intellectual Charity," Says John Paul II

Receives Delegation from U.S.-based Institute

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VATICAN CITY, MARCH 24, 2003 ( John Paul II relived one of the passions of his intellectual life when he received a delegation from the U.S.-based World Phenomenology Institute.

The philosophers were meeting in Rome on the occasion of the presentation of the volume “Phenomenology Worldwide. Foundations — Expanding — Dynamics — Life Engagements. A Guide for Research and Study.”

In 1953, Karol Wojtyla presented his doctoral thesis “Evaluation of the Possibilities to Construct Christian Ethics Based on the System of Max Scheler.”

Scheler is regarded as one of the most eminent disciples of Edmund Husserl (1859-1938), father of phenomenology.

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