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The Science of Knowing

Outline of an Epistemology Implicit in the Goethean World View

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The Science of Knowing

Outline of an Epistemology Implicit in the Goethean World View

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This edition of The Science of Knowing is a new translation of "Grundlinien einer Erkenntnistheorie der Goetheschen Weltanschauung mit besonderer Rücksicht auf Schiller" (Bibliographie No. 2), 7th edition GAS 1979, published by the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. Translation from the original German by William Lindeman.

With Particular Reference to Schiller

By Rudolf Steiner

GA 2

This edition of The Science of Knowing is a new translation of ‘Grundlinien einer Erkenntnistheorie der Goetheschen Weltanschauung mit besonderer Rücksicht auf Schiller’ (Bibliographie No. 2), 7th edition GAS 1979, published by the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. Translation from the original German by William Lindeman. Another translation is available under the title A Theory of Knowledge, published by the Anthroposophic Press.

Cover design and lettering by Peter Stebbing. Cover form by Rudolf Steiner. This volume is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

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CONTENTS

Cover Sheet  
Contents  
Preface to the New Edition of 1924  
Foreword to the First Edition  

            A. PRELIMINARY QUESTIONS
 
1.The Point of Departure  
2.The Science of Goethe According to the Method of Schiller  
3.The Task of Science  

            B. EXPERIENCE
 
4.Determining the Concept of Experience  
5.An Indication as to the Content of Experience  
6.Correcting an Erroneous Conception of Experience as a Whole  
7.Calling upon the Experience of Every Single Reader  

            C. THINKING
 
8.Thinking as a Higher Experience within Experience  
9.Thinking and Consciousness  
10.The Inner Nature of Thinking  

            D. SCIENCE
 
11.Thinking and Perception  
12.Intellect and Reason  
13.The Activity of Knowing  
14.The Ground of Things and the Activity of Knowing  

            E. THE ACTIVITY OF KNOWING NATURE
 
15.Inorganic Nature  
16.Organic Nature  

            F. THE HUMANITIES
 
17.Introduction: Spirit and Nature  
18.Psychological Knowing Activity  
19.Human Spiritual Activity (Freiheit)  
20.Optimism and Pessimism  

            G. CONCLUSION
 
21.The Activity of Knowing and Artistic Creativity  

            
 
Notes to the New Edition, 1924  




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