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The Theory of Knowledge Implicit in Goethe's World Conception

Contents

On-line since: 20th March, 2002

CONTENTS

Preface to the New Edition of 1924 1

Foreword to the First Edition 7

>> A. PRELIMINARY QUESTIONS

1. The Point of Departure 9

2. The Science of Goethe According to the Method of Schiller 16

3. The Task of Science 18

>> B. EXPERIENCE

4. Determining the Concept of Experience 20

5. An Indication as to the Content of Experience 22

6. Correcting an Erroneous Conception of Experience as a Whole 28

7. Calling upon the Experience of Every Single Reader 31

>> C. THINKING

8. Thinking as a Higher Experience within Experience 35

9. Thinking and Consciousness 40

10. The Inner Nature of Thinking 45

>> D. SCIENCE

11. Thinking and Perception 53

12. Intellect and Reason 58

13. The Activity of Knowing 65

14. The Ground of Things and the Activity of Knowing 71

>> E. THE ACTIVITY OF KNOWING NATURE

15. Inorganic Nature 75

16. Organic Nature 84

>> F. THE HUMANITIES

17. Introduction: Spirit and Nature 101

18. Psychological Knowing Activity 105

19. Human Spiritual Activity (Freiheit) 109

20. Optimism and Pessimism 114

>> G. CONCLUSION

21. The Activity of Knowing and Artistic Creativity 117

Notes on the New Edition, 1924 121




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