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- Title: PoSA: Introduction - Rudolf Steiner as a Philosopher
- illusion — though necessary for his every-day life — of thinking
- Title: PoSA: Preface to the Revised Edition, 1918
- freedom to his will, or is freedom of will an illusion arising out of his
- Title: PoSA: Chapter I: The Conscious Human Deed
- its most fatal illusion. Infinite subtlety has been devoted to explaining
- recognized as an empty illusion by every philosophy worthy of the name. The
- then I must needs obey it, and my freedom is an illusion.
- Title: PoSA: Chapter III: Thinking in the Service of Understanding the World
- I myself am the doer may be illusion, but to immediate observation this
- ideas, of all illusions and hallucinations are given us through
- present independent of me. Whether they are there as truth or illusion or
- activity is not observed does the illusion arise that the observed thinking
- Title: PoSA: Chapter V: The Act of Knowing the World
- be only two kinds of men: those who are victims of the illusion that their
- illusionism, the second is called transcendental realism by
- worse when illusionism completely denies the existence of the I-in-itself
- 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 X: Philosophy of Freedom and Monism
- consciousness of freedom can then be only an illusion. For while I believe
- Title: PoSA: Chapter XIII: The Value of Life
- all so-called satisfaction turns out to be nothing but illusion.
- It is illusion when we believe that in health, youth, freedom, sufficient
- illusions by the insight of reason, then are destroyed the moment our
- continually growing intelligence recognizes the illusion.
- recognize as illusion, not only everything his ambition caused him to regard
- as reality, but also the feelings attached to the illusions. For this reason
- erased those feelings of pleasure that have been produced by illusions; what
- then remains represents, free of all illusions, the totality of pleasure in
- illusions would positively falsify it. For the ambitious person did
- whether later he or someone else recognizes this appreciation as illusion.
- to objects which later are revealed as illusions, then life's value is made
- illusions or not. To ascribe to a pleasure which rests on illusion a lesser
- Title: PoSA: The Consequences of Monism
- would prove to be an illusion. But the second part of this book finds its
- Title: PoSA: First Appendix
- consistent, then it is impossible not to become an absolute illusionist. For
- Title: PoSA: Second Appendix
- I am under no illusion concerning these characteristics of the present age.
- Title: PoSA: Inside Dust Jacket
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