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- Title: PoSA: Introduction - Rudolf Steiner as a Philosopher
- perceived, cannot solve any riddles; there, dreams and hallucinations are
- Title: PoSA: Chapter III: Thinking in the Service of Understanding the World
- the pictures of dreams and fantasy, of representations, of concepts and
- dream I know not. Only one thing do I know with absolute certainty, for I
- could also be a dream, a hallucination, and so forth. In short, I am unable
- thinking. Thought-images can arise in the soul in the same way as dreams or
- Title: PoSA: Chapter V: The Act of Knowing the World
- To this kind of critical idealist the whole world seems a dream, in the face
- own dream-pictures are real things, and the wise ones who see through the
- nothingness of this dream-world and therefore must gradually lose all desire
- own personality may become a mere dream phantom. Just as during sleep, among
- our dream-images an image of our self appears, so in waking consciousness
- wonderful dream — without a life which is dreamed about, and without
- a spirit which dreams — into a dream which hangs together in a dream
- to be a dream assumes nothing more behind this dream, or whether he refers
- dreams, for others who believe they can draw conclusions about the things
- were representations, then everyday life would be like a dream, and
- recognition of the true situation would be like an awakening. Our dream
- pictures also interest us as long as we are dreaming and, consequently, do
- not recognize them as dreams. The moment we awaken we no longer look for
- inner connections between our dream-pictures, but for the physical,
- certain content of representations. If I dream that I am drinking wine which
- cease to be interested in what the dream was about; now my attention is
- expressed in the dream picture. Similarly the philosopher, as soon as he is
- dreaming there exists the waking state, in which we have the opportunity to
- see through the dream and to refer it to the real connections of things, but
- dreams. This something is thinking.
- Title: PoSA: First Appendix
- little as I am aware of it in dreamless sleep. Just as my day-consciousness
- is excluded in dreamless sleep, so in the perceiving of the foreign content
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