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- Title: PoSA: Introduction - Rudolf Steiner as a Philosopher
- “categorical imperative” to be a general law which extinguishes the
- Title: PoSA: Chapter I: The Conscious Human Deed
- diplomatic negotiations, be placed, scientifically, on the same level with
- Title: PoSA: Chapter III: Thinking in the Service of Understanding the World
- reality, subject and object, appearance and thing-in-itself, ego and
- non-ego, idea and will, concept and matter, force and substance, the
- Title: PoSA: Chapter V: The Act of Knowing the World
- Title: PoSA: Chapter VII: Are There Limits to Knowledge?
- “thing-in-itself” belongs in this category. It is quite natural that a
- egohood confronts them, grasping at first only what we have called
- perceptions. In the inner core of our egohood, however, we find the power to
- discover the other part of reality also. Only when the egohood has again
- Title: PoSA: Chapter IX: The Idea of Freedom
- personal advantage, is egoism. It is striven for either by ruthlessly
- others (pure egoism), or by furthering the welfare of others because
- injuring others (morality of prudence). The particular content of egoistical
- his egoistical striving according to what he considers to be the good things
- culture or out of pure egoism, etc., but it is not the motive when the
- Title: PoSA: Chapter XIII: The Value of Life
- (egoism) is folly, that he ought to follow solely his task and through
- So long as men still pursue their egoistic desires they are useless for such
- and reason that the enjoyments of life pursued out of egoism are
- education based on pessimism is meant to exterminate egoism by convincing
- achieve devotion to non-egoistical aims in life, it cannot be said that it
- really overcomes egoism in the true sense of the word. Moral ideas are
- pessimists, moral ideals are not strong enough to overcome egoism, but they
- hopelessness of egoism has first cleared for them.
- Only someone who considers the individual human ego incapable of giving a
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