Starting from Scheler’s claim that eros is the essence of life, this paper examines his theory of sexuality. I firstly consider “sexual love”, taking into account Scheler’s doctrine of value-emotions, particularly his view on “appetite”. Then I consider “sexual instinct”, putting forward Scheler’s criticism of Freud’s ontogenetic theory. Lastly I discuss Scheler’s view on the metaphysical importance of human sexual intercourse
Keywords amor sexual  acto sexual  sexual instinct  instinto sexual  sexual love  sexual intercourse  Scheler
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DOI 10.5209/rev_ASHF.2013.v30.n1.42457
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