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By Rudolf Steiner

Of all of his works, Intuitive considering as a non secular Path is the person who Steiner himself believed might have the longest existence and the best religious and cultural results. It used to be written as a phenomenological account of the “results of watching the human soul in keeping with the equipment of average technological know-how.

This seminal paintings asserts that loose religious activity—understood because the human skill to imagine and act independently of actual nature—is the precise course for people at the present time to achieve real wisdom of themselves and of the universe. this isn't in simple terms a philosophical quantity, yet relatively a hot, heart-oriented advisor to the perform and event of residing considering.

Readers won't locate summary philosophy right here, yet a step by step account of the way somebody may perhaps come to event dwelling, intuitive thinking—“the unsleeping adventure of a simply religious content.”

During the previous hundred years because it was once written, many have attempted to find this “new considering” that can support us comprehend some of the non secular, ecological, social, political, and philosophical concerns dealing with us. yet basically Rudolf Steiner laid out a course that leads from traditional pondering to the extent of natural religious activity—intuitive thinking—in which we turn into co-creators and co-redeemers of the realm.

“When, with assistance from Steiner’s booklet, we realize that pondering is an primarily non secular job, we find that it could institution us. In that sense—Steiner’s sense—thinking is a non secular course” (Gertrude Reif Hughes).

Contents:

  • Translator’s advent
  • advent via Gertrude Reif Hughes
  • Preface to the Revised variation, 1918
  • Part 1: conception: the data of Freedom
  • wide awake Human motion
  • the elemental Urge for wisdom
  • considering within the provider of realizing the realm
  • the realm as Percept
  • figuring out the realm
  • Human Individuality
  • Are There Limits to Cognition?
  • Part 2: perform: the truth of Freedom
  • the standards of lifestyles
  • the belief of Freedom
  • Freedom―Philosophy and Monism
  • international objective and lifestyles function (Human future)
  • ethical mind's eye (Darwinism and Ethics)
  • the price of existence (Pessimism and Optimism)
  • Individuality and Genus
  • ultimate Questions: the results of Monism
  • Appendixes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

This quantity is arguably the main crucial of Steiner’s works. The techniques during this ebook determine the basis for all of Anthroposophy.

Other translations: The Philosophy of Freedom and The Philosophy of non secular Activity. German variation: Die Philosophie der Freiheit

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