Rudolf Steiner Archive Document
Rudolf Steiner went to Weimar to edit the scientific
writings of Goethe for the Kuerschner edition of the "German
National Literature." Along with sorting and arranging Goethe's
works, Steiner wrote introductions and commentaries that have been
collected and published in English translation under the titles
Goethe the Scientist or Goethean Science.
By Rudolf Steiner
On-line since: 16th February, 2002
Copyright © 1988
In the collected edition of Rudolf Steiner's works in German, the
volume containing the German text is entitled Goethes
Naturwissenschaftliche Schriften, Einleitungen, (Vol. I in the
Bibliographic Survey). It was originally published as introductions
to Goethe's Natural-Scientific Works in Kürschner's Deutsche
National Literatur, edited by Rudolf Steiner, with introductions,
footnotes, and annotations in four volumes, 1883 – 1897. Also
translated as Goethe the Scientist.
This translation into English was made by William Lindeman, and is
presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner
Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.
Cover graphic form by Rudolf Steiner (originally as a study for the book
Truth and Science).
Layout and lettering, Peter Stebbing.
John Roland Penner.
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