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Goethe's Conception of the World

Goethe's Conception of the World

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First published in 1897 in German as, Goethe's Weltanshauung, this edition is the first English publication of this work, and is the authorised english translation, edited by Harry Collison. Here, Goethe's outlook is presented not only as a self-contained system, but also in connection with the ideas of Schiller and Hegel. A certain emphasis on Platonism is made, and its bearing on Goethe and his outlook. Chapters emphasize Goethe's work, such as the process of metamorphosis, and studies in color.

By Rudolf Steiner

Edited by H. Collison
GA 6

First published in 1897 in German as, Goethe's Weltanshauung, this edition is the first English publication of this work, and is the authorised English translation, edited by Harry Collison. Here, Goethe's outlook is presented not only as a self-contained system, but also in connection with the ideas of Schiller and Hegel. A certain emphasis on Platonism is made, and its bearing on Goethe and his outlook. Chapters emphasize Goethe's work, such as the process of metamorphosis, and studies in color.

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Copyright © 1928
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CONTENTS

 Cover Sheet  
Contents  
Foreword I  
Foreword II  
Introduction  
 
The Position of Goethe in the Evolution of Western Thought
 
Chapter I: Goethe and Schiller  
Chapter II: The Platonic Conception of the World  
Chapter III: Consequences of the Platonic View of the World  
Chapter IV: Goethe and the Platonic View of the World  
Chapter V: Personality and View of the World  
Chapter VI: The Metamorphosis of Phenomena  
 
Views concerning Nature and the Development of Living Beings
 
Chapter VII: The Doctrine of Metamorphosis  
Chapter VIII: The Phenomena of the World of Colour  
Chapter IX: Thoughts Concerning the Evolutionary History of the Earth  
Chapter X: Observations on Atmospheric Phenomena  
Chapter XI: Goethe and Hegel  
 
Afterword to the New Edition  
Supplementary Notes  




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