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  • Title: PoSA: Bibliographical Note
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    • Poppelbaum, Ph.D. appeared in London, 1939 and again in 1949.
  • Title: PoSA: Introduction - Rudolf Steiner as a Philosopher
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    • “can be brought to our consciousness again and again, by means of the
    • Time and again, Steiner pointed to a conversation between Goethe and
    • following an inner urge, time and again insist upon that archetypal, typical
    • facing them, we are merely passive; thoughts, again, have to be brought
    • to gain knowledge. The objects themselves require no explanation. We
  • Title: PoSA: Preface to the Revised Edition, 1918
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    • twenty-five years ago. To-day, again I must write similarly if I am to
    • completion of this revised edition. Again and again I have asked myself
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter I: The Conscious Human Deed
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    • oppose freedom are directed only against the freedom of choice. Herbert
    • Spencer, who has views which are rapidly gaining ground, says:
    • language against the idea of freedom has since been repeated times without
    • and the timid in his desire for flight. Again, the drunken man believes that
    • he says of his own free decision what, sober again, he would fain have left
    • Here again, the difference between motives which I allow to influence me
    • Here again, only motives in general are discussed. without regard for the
    • thinking. Actions he has in common with other organisms. Nothing is gained
    • Here again, human actions in which man is conscious of the reasons why he
    • Rée does not see this he shows again later, when he says:
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter II: The Fundamental Urge For Knowledge
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    • do we again find the unity from which we separated ourselves. We shall see
    • matter, man finds again in the fundamental riddle of his own nature. Monism
    • the ability to think. And thus he is back again at his starting-point. How
    • a vague, indefinite image. And here again, the same problem comes to meet
    • The first thing man perceives when he seeks to gain knowledge of his
    • gained by this, either, for here again the question, which really originates
    • We must find the way back to nature again. A simple consideration can show
    • connection with it once again. Dualism neglects this. It considers the inner
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter III: Thinking in the Service of Understanding the World
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    • certainly appears to be the case. The question here is: What do we gain by
    • happen after the impact, and again I can follow what happens only with my
    • without thinking the philosopher can gain no knowledge of the evolution of
    • stone is thrown against it. But I very definitely do learn something about
    • other things. From this, however, I can, again, learn no more than how
    • again, nothing but thinking. The observed object is qualitatively the same
    • says: “To gain knowledge of nature means to create nature.” If
    • Against my sentence, We must think before we can contemplate thinking,
    • against Cartesius, when he maintained that one could also say: I go for a walk,
    • these drew conclusions about the past, that it gained a secure foundation.
    • observation. Unless this unprejudiced observation is achieved, against this
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter IV: The World as Perception
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    • departure, and not concepts and ideas which must first be gained
    • The concept cannot be gained from observation. This can already be seen from
    • concepts, cause and effect, I can never gain by mere observation, however
    • separates me from them, inasmuch as it sets me, as subject, over against
    • observation. Over against it stands thinking, ready to unfold its activity
    • by the processes in the brain and appears again only as an effect of this in
    • must start again from the beginning. Until now I have been dealing with the
    • in these I can, again, leam only from perception. And there I soon notice
    • It is impossible by means of critical idealism to gain insight into what
    • perceived. We must, therefore, attempt to gain this insight along another
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter V: The Act of Knowing the World
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    • is to gain knowledge of this real existence indirectly by means of his
    • is something behind my representations, then again this thought is nothing
    • gain by thinking consideration of our perceptions. Neither a humanly
    • again for the intelligence that considers it.”
    • intuitions, and through thinking we again fit together into a unity
    • canceled again.
    • representation will also then make it possible for us to gain a satisfactory
    • lead. One must gain that insight which will enable one to refute
    • process over again with regard to this second world. For the unknown
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter VI: The Human Individuality
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    • on wax. A question such as: How do I gain knowledge of the tree ten feet
    • the same object, and thus we recognize the object again.
    • experience. He again loses the objects from his field of vision because he
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter VII: Are There Limits to Knowledge?
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    • perception and the concept gained by thinking, into the complete thing. If
    • discover the other part of reality also. Only when the egohood has again
    • in the world, is the thirst for knowledge satisfied: the I has again come to
    • space occupied by the warmth-giving body, movement of its parts. Here again,
    • against the object. The connection of things is thereby broken. The subject
    • of the contrasting entities can, therefore, take place again only in the
    • natural phenomena tend, again and again, to disturb unprejudiced
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter VIII: The Factors of Life
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    • subject, or “I,” over against the objects. This something is thinking, and
    • we are again confronted with a perception, namely that of the individual
    • Nevertheless, here again the naive realist believes that he has before him
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter IX: The Idea of Freedom
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    • is it possible to gain a real understanding of the body-soul organization of
    • perceptions, that is, have become representations. This again depends on my
    • the advantages of culture, but they will have to accept into the bargain the
    • they also go against it,” then man, conscious of the free spirit, answers:
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter X: Philosophy of Freedom and Monism
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    • again in a perceptible way, for example when God appears in the burning
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter XI: World Purpose and Life Purpose
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    • of purpose, against a world full of wonders of purpose such as nature shows
    • spiritual process should be a protection against such misunderstanding.
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter XII: Moral Imagination
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    • arises because when we investigate nature the facts are there before we gain
    • not only against the mere doing, but more particularly against impure
    • thoughts, that is, against the impulses of my action. The Church makes me
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter XIII: The Value of Life
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    • much better. The world process is nothing but a continual battle against
    • this desire runs up against the impossibility of its fulfillment. Even when
    • pleasure from them; one who has overcome them, gains through the experiences
    • When it is only a matter of weighing pleasure against displeasure, the
    • certain amount of displeasure did not have to be accepted into the bargain.
    • have only one, the enjoyment gained from it has only half the value it would
    • therefore, does not measure the pain directly against the pleasure achieved,
    • question is not whether the pleasure to be gained is greater than the
    • for, he will fight against all suffering and pain. Philosophy would first
    • No objection can be raised against the comparability of different kinds of
    • this kind was brought against me by a competent critic who stated that it is
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter XIV: Individuality and Species
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    • utterly such an objection goes against the concept of freedom
    • must gain his concepts through his own intuition. How the individual has to
    • observer must gain his concepts through his own intuition; when it is a case
  • Title: PoSA: Second Appendix
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    • opinion crops up, again and again, that because of my writings on the
    • not clearly recognized goes against what is individual in us, which wants to
    • knows, and from there going forward to gain knowledge of the whole universe.
    • technique. Abstract thinking thereby gains concrete, individual life. Ideas

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