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  • Title: PoSA: Introduction - Rudolf Steiner as a Philosopher
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    • that action can be called free which has been determined by the rationality
    • the world of ideas. The unfree man is determined passively by the motives of
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter I: The Conscious Human Deed
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    • of which are exactly and fixedly determined by something else. The existence
    • “But let us come down to created things which are all determined by
    • each thing is necessarily determined by external causes to exist and to act
    • by which they are determined. Thus the child believes that he is free when
    • appears as determined from without, namely by the circumstances which come
    • appears as determined from within and not from without. Now, because a
    • cravings. Or else: Freedom means to be able to determine one's life and
    • because his will is determined by motives! He cannot will what he
    • a motive to determine it, the will is an empty ability; only through the
    • human will is not free, inasmuch as its direction is always determined by that
    • “We do not perceive the causes by which our will is determined,
    • hence we believe that our will is not causally determined at all.”
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter III: Thinking in the Service of Understanding the World
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    • determined by the direction and velocity of the first. As long as I do no
    • We shall consider later whether this activity of mine is really a product of
    • thoughts and thought-connections present in our consciousness determine.
    • must be taken into account sufficiently when we come to determine the
    • relation to others before it can be determined in what sense it can be said
    • horse from mine, but I cannot imagine that my own thinking becomes something
    • What my thinking looks like to an intelligence different from mine is not
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter IV: The World as Perception
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    • through itself, that it is determined by nothing but itself, cannot simply
    • perception-picture of the heavens which human beings have is determined by
    • its dependence on my organization a qualitative one. The first determines
    • take into account the fact that the perception is partially determined by
    • perceiving, and could also determine how much of it must already have
    • nothing from the external world. They determine our perceptions, each
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter V: The Act of Knowing the World
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    • higher sphere, determines my limited existence. Our thinking is not individual
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter VII: Are There Limits to Knowledge?
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    • organization that determines the fact that the full, complete reality of
    • Let us examine these “real principles” a little more closely. The naive man
    • perceiving being that determines how the world unity appears to be torn
    • For the monist, the perception is determined by the subject. But in
    • out of my subjectively determined perceptions and out of my concepts, turns
    • the result, after all, is determined only by the particular form of the
    • Hartmann's metaphysics is of a kind that is determined by this methodical
    • reality he believes he can determine by inductive inferences from his
    • perceptions is determined by the range of his senses, and that he would have
    • a half-reality determined by the organization of the cognizing being.
    • for color or sound. The essential being of man is determined not
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter IX: The Idea of Freedom
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    • concept and perception is determined indirectly and objectively through
    • which the will is determined; the driving force is the permanent source of
    • motives of will by influencing the human individual and determine him to act
    • content of my representations is determined in turn by all those concepts
    • characterological disposition is more particularly determined by the life of
    • determines the aim, the purpose of my will; my characterological disposition
    • determines me to direct my activity toward this aim. The representation, to
    • go for a walk in the next half-hour, determines the aim of my action. But
    • reference to a definite perceptual content. We determine the content of a
    • a representation, then it is this perception which determines us indirectly
    • his own or of another's happiness. A person will determine the content of
    • needs of moral life and will let this knowledge determine his actions. Such
    • morality driving force and motive coincide, that is, neither a predetermined
    • which is determined solely through its ideal content.
    • situation, and yet at the same time be determined purely ideally by
    • this perceptual content, but is not determined by it. This content is
    • situation, is the deciding factor in an intuitively determined action. At
    • world of ideas which we share, he receives different intuitions from mine. He
    • wants to live out his intuitions, I mine. If we both really draw
    • determined by the perception. We have done our share when we have recognized
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  • Title: PoSA: Chapter X: Philosophy of Freedom and Monism
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    • lets man be determined, mechanically or morally, by a “Being-in-itself.”
    • knowledge, is determined through human nature. And just as knowledge would
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter XI: World Purpose and Life Purpose
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    • earlier event determines a later one, the reverse is the case and the later
    • representation determine his action. The later, the deed, with the help of
    • mission in the world is not predetermined, but at every moment is the one I
    • “Just as the structure of a limb of the human body is not determined and
    • not determined and conditioned by an idea of it floating in the air,
    • totality. When it is said that an animal or a man is not determined by an
    • an animal is not determined by an idea floating in the air, but indeed is
    • determined by an idea inborn in it and constituting the law of its nature.
    • that the beings of nature are determined from outside (whether by an idea
    • are not determined by purpose and plan from outside, but by cause and law from
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter XII: Moral Imagination
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    • of as being determined only from the direct perception of the primordial
    • human ancestors. How men are constituted must be determined by observation
    • be free means to be able to determine for oneself by moral imagination the
    • inferred God whose existence cannot be experienced) determines my moral
    • “It is perfectly true that the will is always determined by motives, but
    • drive my motives out of my head and want to put theirs in the place of mine,
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter XIII: The Value of Life
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    • determine the value of life by the quantity of pleasure or displeasure it
    • determine first the qualitative value of pleasure. If I say I will compare
    • determine on its own the surplus of pleasure or of displeasure, but where it
    • valueless. Let us examine craving and pleasure, in order to see whether or
    • value of a pleasure is determined in life. It is measured by the needs of
    • and can determine the surplus of the one or the other, as is done in the case
    • I determine the value of the good apples not by subtracting the sum of the
    • impossible by calculation to determine the surplus of pleasure or of
    • estimated, and the balance of pleasure determined thereby. But it is
    • In all other cases we are not determined exclusively by considerations of
    • He determines life's value by the ratio between what he attains and what he
    • in the place of inclination, determines man's value by the ratio between
    • of will may also be determined by factors other than intuition, but morality
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter XIV: Individuality and Species
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    • and he gives his deeds a content that is determined by the place he occupies
    • to a whole are determined by the whole. A tribe is such a whole, and all the
    • constituted and his actions will be determined by the character of the
    • so unworthy because in many respects it is not determined, as it should be,
    • inclinations, whereas woman's tends to be determined exclusively by the fact
    • into our own I those concepts by which the free individuality determines
  • Title: PoSA: The Consequences of Monism
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    • manifoldness of perceptions is only its appearance determined by our
    • unless he finds it more convenient to let himself be determined by the moral
    • others, then he is determined by nothing but himself. He must act according
    • to an impulse produced by himself and determined by nothing else. This
    • impulse is indeed determined ideally in the unitary idea world, but in
    • determines his own deed. He is free.

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