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  • Title: PoSA: Introduction - Rudolf Steiner as a Philosopher
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    • complete each other, forming two means of knowledge by working together.
    • However, together the two parts form the complete whole of the object
    • existence, a completely new form. (Here the question arises as to whether or
    • Thinking, on the one hand, and perception, on the other, belong together;
    • Let us imagine a spirit to whom the concept is given together with the
    • conflict. People are living together, not there is one spiritual cosmos,
    • the question whether or not Man is free, but the manner of asking the
  • Title: PoSA: Preface to the Revised Edition, 1918
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    • whether at this point or that, I ought not to define my position toward the
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter I: The Conscious Human Deed
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    • irresistible power over them. But is it justifiable to lump together actions
    • is, after all, a profound difference between whether I know why I do
    • something, or whether I do not. At first sight this seems a self-evident
    • truth. And yet those who oppose freedom never ask whether a motive which I
    • whether reason, purposes and decisions exercise compulsion over a man in the
    • have any meaning. Should it matter to me whether I can do a thing or not,
    • not whether I can or cannot do a thing when a motive has influenced me,
    • but whether only such motives exist as affect me with compelling
    • I may well be absolutely indifferent as to whether I can also do it. And if,
    • The question is not whether I can carry out a decision once made, but how
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter II: The Fundamental Urge For Knowledge
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    • 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
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    • We shall consider later whether this activity of mine is really a product of
    • my own independent being or whether the modern physiologists are right who
    • certain relation to objects and events given independently of us. Whether
    • this activity is really ours, or whether we accomplish it according to
    • certainty that we are not given the concepts together with the objects. That
    • he presupposes thinking. Whether thinking or something else is the main
    • never the one actually being produced, but another one. Whether for this
    • Two things that do not go together are actively producing something and
    • matter whether I have correct concepts of thunder and lightning. The connection
    • present independent of me. Whether they are there as truth or illusion or
    • So the question is only whether we can also understand other things through
    • know whether it is possible to reach any explanation of things by means of
    • must start from the present moment and see whether we cannot ascend from the
    • There are people who say: Whether or not our thinking is right in itself
    • raise doubts as to whether in itself a tree is right or wrong. Thinking is a
    • most, I can have doubts as to whether thinking is being rightly applied,
    • just as I can doubt whether a certain tree supplies a wood suitable for
    • this book. I can understand anyone doubting whether we can ascertain
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter IV: The World as Perception
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    • ideal counterpart as belonging together. When the object disappears from his
    • avenue, the trees at the far end seem smaller and nearer together than those
    • of altogether. It is said: We do not perceive the objects, but only our
    • stimulated, perception of light results, irrespective of whether the nerve
    • another edifice of thought which has been put together with greater
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter V: The Act of Knowing the World
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    • a spirit which dreams — into a dream which hangs together in a dream
    • It does not matter whether the person who believes that he recognizes life
    • to be a dream assumes nothing more behind this dream, or whether he refers
    • perception? Whether or not the perception, in the form given me, continues to
    • something which has nothing to do with things, but stands altogether aloof
    • whether the human bearer of consciousness who grasps it is A or B. But it
    • Only perception and concept together constitute the whole thing.
    • intuitions, and through thinking we again fit together into a unity
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter VI: The Human Individuality
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    • all. We are certainly not the external things, but together with them we
    • as entities belonging together, only through thinking which, by means of
    • observation through the flowing together of concept and perception. The
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter VII: Are There Limits to Knowledge?
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    • together for itself out of the characteristics common to all tulips.
    • particles of bodies and to the infinitely fine substance, the ether, or to
    • before him a very different world if he had more or altogether different
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter IX: The Idea of Freedom
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    • representations and feelings. Whether a present representation stimulates me
    • feeling. Whether I make a definite representation or concept the motive of
    • my action will depend on whether it gives me pleasure or pain. — These
    • whether I had the concept already, or whether it enters my consciousness
    • only immediately before acting, that is, irrespective of whether or not it
    • morality and were always to ask whether the one or the other would be more
    • prove intellectually whether my deed is good or bad; I do it out of my
    • human being, but only the test as to whether it is a good or evil deed.
    • of whether it is carried out under the compulsion of nature or under the
    • free. Whether the unfreedom is dealt with by physical means or through
    • moral laws, whether man is unfree because he follows his immeasurable sexual
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter X: Philosophy of Freedom and Monism
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    • I am composed, together with their processes, that are at work within me. I
    • whether man, as such, is free or not. Man is seen as a being in the
    • process of self development, and one may ask whether, in the course of this
    • therefore he is not a materialist. It is a matter of whether or not he develops
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter XI: World Purpose and Life Purpose
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    • that the beings of nature are determined from outside (whether by an idea
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter XII: Moral Imagination
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    • spot out in the world-ether. The fact that in such a representation, both
    • want, is an empty tautology.” Now whether I can do, that is, transform into
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter XIII: The Value of Life
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    • life he wishes to find out whether pleasure or displeasure is the more plentiful
    • first to divert an inner pain outward, and then to remove it altogether.”
    • Therefore, one who sets out to investigate whether the balance is on the
    • I must feel whether the sum of my feelings of displeasure, compared
    • [One who wants to calculate whether the sum
    • wants to make clear to himself whether, up to the moment of making this
    • whether later he or someone else recognizes this appreciation as illusion.
    • displeasure in their actual quantities, regardless whether they are based on
    • picture altogether.
    • whether or not to carry on the business of life will first demand proof that
    • depended on whether it brought more pleasure than displeasure, a craving
    • valueless. Let us examine craving and pleasure, in order to see whether or
    • question is not whether the pleasure to be gained is greater than the
    • displeasure, but whether the desire for the goal is greater than the opposition
    • the displeasure of the toilsome ascent and descent, but I reflect whether,
    • the question is not at all whether there is a surplus of pleasure or of
    • displeasure, but whether the desire for the pleasure is strong enough to
    • good ones from that of the bad ones, but by whether the good ones retain any
    • know whether we derive more pleasure from a good cigar or from a good joke.
    • of our activity dependent on whether pleasure or displeasure shows a
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  • Title: PoSA: Chapter XIV: Individuality and Species
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    • womanhood in general. As long as men continue to debate whether according to
  • Title: PoSA: The Consequences of Monism
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    • questions whether we also reach ideally, i.e., in our cognition, what we
    • seek a perceptual content, together with which it forms a reality only
    • altogether, or must act according to determinations he gives himself out of
    • cannot discover any altogether indisputable argument for the acceptance of
  • Title: PoSA: Second Appendix
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    • bearing on the content. It is not possible to omit it altogether, since the
    • convinced that one must raise oneself up into the ethereal realm of concepts
    • activity), what freedom is, and whether we do or can participate in it, is the

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