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- Title: PoSA: Foreword
- not offer ready-made answers to the queries it places before the reader.
- answers within himself, for only then will they acquire that deep significance
- Title: PoSA: Introduction - Rudolf Steiner as a Philosopher
- plants are shaped. Schiller, the follower of Kant, answered that this
- Schiller answered, “This is not an experience; this is an idea.” To this
- By adopting Goethe's theory of knowledge, Steiner also answers the question
- answers this question by stating that it is free when it has its origin in
- But how does man materialize his rational motives? The answer is, By means
- question is wrong, for it can never be answered objectively-theoretically.
- The answer is given by a process of self-liberation.
- Title: PoSA: Preface to the Revised Edition, 1918
- can become a living content of man's soul life. A theoretical answer will not
- based, such an answer would be no answer. Such a finished, limited answer
- pointed to, where, through the soul's own inner activity. living answers to
- Title: PoSA: Chapter I: The Conscious Human Deed
- first question must, therefore, concern this difference, and upon the answer
- Title: PoSA: Chapter III: Thinking in the Service of Understanding the World
- answer were given to the World Creator who wished to create thinking, it
- Title: PoSA: Chapter IV: The World as Perception
- In order to answer this question, we must separate from our field of
- A simple reflection will answer this question. When I stand at one end of an
- perception pictures are similar, the above view would answer that a color can
- Title: PoSA: Chapter VI: The Human Individuality
- the answer to this is that the life of feeling, after all, has this richer
- Title: PoSA: Chapter VII: Are There Limits to Knowledge?
- absolutely clear and transparent. If we ask questions we cannot answer,
- I can imagine that it would be quite impossible for me to answer a question
- knowledge. Our knowledge suffices to answer the questions asked by our
- Title: PoSA: Chapter IX: The Idea of Freedom
- they also go against it,” then man, conscious of the free spirit, answers:
- Title: PoSA: Chapter XI: World Purpose and Life Purpose
- man's task in life? monism can only answer: The task he sets himself. My
- Title: PoSA: Chapter XIII: The Value of Life
- answer would be: Even the opposite could be the case; the recollection of
- then the answer is: It is inherent in human nature to do just this, and it is
- Title: PoSA: First Appendix
- and compel him to answer them. Voluntarily he will not give any opinion on
- these points, and he will go to any length to avoid answering direct
- questions on them, because each answer will show that as a monist his claim
- existence? If the answer is: They are continuous, then we are dealing with one
- form or another of naive realism. If the answer is: They are intermittent,
- then we have transcendental idealism. But if the answer is: They are on the one
- how many examples of the table are present? He who answers: One, is a
- naive realist; he who answers: Three, is a transcendental idealist; but he who
- answers: Four, is a transcendental realist. This last answer does indeed
- this too much will have to answer 'one and three' instead of 'four.' —
- persons are present? One answering: Two, is a naive realist; one answering:
- is a transcendental idealist; but one answering: Six (namely, two persons as
- would have to answer each of the above questions differently, and I cannot
- imagine what such answers could be.”
- The answers of
- Title: PoSA: Inside Dust Jacket
- Steiner, outstanding thinker of the 20th century, answers these and
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