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- Title: PoSA: Introduction - Rudolf Steiner as a Philosopher
- metamorphosis; a spiritual activity is needed, a dynamic thinking.
- Title: PoSA: Preface to the Revised Edition, 1918
- the questions are to be found ever anew and at every moment when man needs
- real insight into this region provides man with what he needs for the
- riddles, as need or destiny leads him. — It will be seen that a
- this discussion, there is no need, in order to accept what is said here, to
- Title: PoSA: Chapter I: The Conscious Human Deed
- “There is no need here to go into the question of the freedom of the
- then I must needs obey it, and my freedom is an illusion.
- Title: PoSA: Chapter II: The Fundamental Urge For Knowledge
- has endowed us with needs; among them are some that are left to our own
- indivisibly bound together, there is no need for surprise if these two kinds
- Title: PoSA: Chapter III: Thinking in the Service of Understanding the World
- all search for concepts if I had no need of them. If, however, this need is
- As regards observation, it is due to our organization that we need it. For
- which he could support his instrument. He needed something that was
- Title: PoSA: Chapter IV: The World as Perception
- “Some truths there are so near and obvious to the mind that a man need only
- is immediately obvious, in need of no proof.
- representation of color comes about. Nor is there any need for saying this,
- representation,” be stated as if it were obvious and in need of no proof.
- Title: PoSA: Chapter V: The Act of Knowing the World
- that in man the need is present for knowledge about his relation to the
- should not feel this need. — But one does not arrive at anything else
- Title: PoSA: Chapter VI: The Human Individuality
- the illusion of movement. I need only look through an opening in such a way
- Title: PoSA: Chapter VII: Are There Limits to Knowledge?
- needs for the explanation of any given phenomenon in the world must lie
- real evidence of his senses. This need of naive man is the reason why
- The monist never has any need to ask for factors other than perceptions and
- reality there is no need to ask for this. In the sphere of perceptions,
- perception. Just as life needs, in addition to the conscious waking state,
- an unconscious sleeping state, so, for man's self-experience is needed besides
- actively worked out concepts. We do not need what we usually mean by senses in
- Title: PoSA: Chapter IX: The Idea of Freedom
- satisfaction of our lower, purely animal needs (hunger, sexual intercourse,
- needs of moral life and will let this knowledge determine his actions. Such
- needs are: 1) the greatest possible welfare of humanity, purely for its own
- see beyond this, he would soon find that the free spirit need go beyond the
- Title: PoSA: Chapter X: Philosophy of Freedom and Monism
- grasp with his hands, also needs to have motives for his moral life that are
- perceptible to the senses. He needs someone who will impart these motives to
- Title: PoSA: Chapter XII: Moral Imagination
- of ideas. Therefore what the free spirit needs in order to carry out his
- supernatural influence. Just as monism has no need of supernatural thoughts
- Title: PoSA: Chapter XIII: The Value of Life
- one has striven for is attained, then immediately another need arises, and
- Therefore, the relative best one can do is to stifle all wishes and needs
- manifests itself through a number of cravings (needs). If the value of life
- animal” need: hunger.
- the mere food-instinct a further need is added. Man does not merely desire
- satisfy his hunger sooner. He needs hunger in order to obtain the full
- then the total amount of enjoyment due to the need for nourishment would
- needs of life are greater than the corresponding available means of
- of life. If only a part of the needs of a living creature find satisfaction,
- denominator is the sum total of needs. This fraction has the value 1 when the
- numerator and the denominator are equal, i.e., when all needs are fully
- of enjoyment remains constant, then with every increase in the needs of the
- the degree of my need. If I am hungry enough for two sandwiches and can
- value of a pleasure is determined in life. It is measured by the needs of
- have achieved satisfaction, we need take the quantity of displeasure into
- that, through his own nature, man wants. He does not need to be turned
- inside out by philosophy, he does not need to discard his human nature before
- He needs no ethics first to forbid him to strive for pleasure and then to
- Title: PoSA: Chapter XIV: Individuality and Species
- representations of what is considered the natural task and needs of woman.
- of man, are indeed in great need of improvement.
- Title: PoSA: The Consequences of Monism
- time, just what the human need for knowledge demands, and by means of which
- thinking they find what they need to explain the perceptions. This is also
- nor is there any need to do so, since everything we require in order to
- Title: PoSA: Second Appendix
- anyone unless his own particular, individual need urges him to the view in
- faculties so that he no longer needs to be compelled to understand, but
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