Pablo Picasso, The Portrait of Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, 1910.
„The philosophy of consciousness would have us believe that it first discovered the human subject. The philosophy of being is prepared to demonstrate that quite the opposite is true, that in fact an analysis of pure consciousness leads inevitably to an annihilation of the subject.”
„The analysis of the systems of Kant and Scheler shows the conclusion that a consistent teleology and perfectiorism has no room in the philosophy of consciousness. Of course, the end is something contained in consciousness, and the end is always some good or value, but as a [mere] content of consciousness, the end loses its perfective character. It possesses such a character only in connection with being, on the premises of a philosophy of the real. Only on this basis can one speak of a consistent teleology.”
„The theologian should not forego the great advantages which the phenomenological method offers his work. It impresses the stamp of experience on works of ethics and nourishes them with the life-knowledge of concrete man by allowing an investigation of moral life from the side of its appearance. Yet, in all this, the phenomenological method plays only a secondary assisting role… At the same time, these investigations convince us that the Christian thinker, especially the theologian, who makes use of phenomenological experience in his work, cannot be a Phenomenologist.”
Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II: „The Person: Subject and Community”; „The Good and Value”; „Evaluation of the Possibility of Constructing a Christian Ethics on the Assumptions of Max Scheler’s System of Philosophy”