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- Title: PoSA: Introduction - Rudolf Steiner as a Philosopher
- design materializes physically, it varies in a manifold manner, and in
- plant” as a physical super-physical form according to which all existing
- that in the spirit, he saw the whole in the same way as physically he saw
- and the physical view. To him both were parts of the reality. Whereupon
- non-physical, yet working in the physical world of the senses? Goethe
- of the senses itself. The physical phenomena are riddles which the thinking
- without the corresponding concepts, but of our own spiritual-physical
- the fact that we think our I to be somewhere within our physical
- his physical organization by which he experiences himself.
- events; and this “mirror” is our physical body. The activity of the body
- of his I as an entity living within his physical organization, is relatively
- within this physical organization, but rather in the transcendental field.
- “mirrored” by its physical organization. The world of the senses is, in
- Title: PoSA: Chapter II: The Fundamental Urge For Knowledge
- spirit, there stands, without any mediation, the physical world. No
- having only spiritual validity. The physical world is never found in what it
- Title: PoSA: Chapter IV: The World as Perception
- world, or physical nature, is not there. This view is contrasted by the now
- physical happenings are included in it — is open to doubt. Hence, at
- find vibrations of physical bodies and of air; these are sensed by us as
- there is a chemical or physical process which first has to be led by the
- Title: PoSA: Chapter V: The Act of Knowing the World
- inner connections between our dream-pictures, but for the physical,
- Title: PoSA: Chapter VII: Are There Limits to Knowledge?
- He thinks of the soul as a fine kind of physical matter which, in special
- it to the objects of the physical world, namely, the form of their
- existence, which was thought to be analogous to that of physical reality.
- The self-dependent nature of what can be experienced, not physically but
- accessible to physical perception. God must appear in bodily form; little
- justifies this by imagining their existence to be analogous to that of physical
- The physical analogon to the concept “body” is, in this sense, something
- existence: perceiving by means of physical senses.
- This self-contradictory world view leads to metaphysical realism. Beside
- the perceptible reality, the metaphysical realist constructs an
- Metaphysical realism therefore, is of necessity dualistic.
- Where the metaphysical realist observes a relation between perceptible
- Metaphysical realism is a contradictory mixture of naive realism and
- metaphysical realist has decided to acknowledge another sphere to which this
- metaphysical realism is rejected, we then have the world before us as the
- sum of perceptions and their conceptual (ideal) relations. Then metaphysical
- When the metaphysical realist maintains that beside the ideal relation
- imperceptible. Further, when the metaphysical realist says: I have a
- Let us call the world view characterized above, into which metaphysical
- perception; for the metaphysical realist also the imperceptible forces are
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- Title: PoSA: Chapter VIII: The Factors of Life
- Philosophy of will becomes metaphysical realism when it considers will also
- criterion of reality. The philosophy of will as a form of metaphysical
- to overcome the contradictory element inherent in every form of metaphysical
- Title: PoSA: Chapter IX: The Idea of Freedom
- such, those who find it necessary to add something to it, such as physical
- metaphysical sphere on the pattern of the perceived world, and each person,
- with all this he merely hypothetically builds up a metaphysical world on the
- from the idea, and are not obeying any external impulses (physical or
- free. Whether the unfreedom is dealt with by physical means or through
- Title: PoSA: Chapter X: Philosophy of Freedom and Monism
- longer have a bearer, but have become metaphysical entities, existing by
- metaphysical realist who does not look for the reality of things in the
- Extra-human moral rules, therefore, always accompany metaphysical realism.
- Metaphysical realism cannot do otherwise than seek the origin of morality
- kind of metaphysical realism which does not experience, but infers something
- Naive as well as metaphysical realism, in order to be consistent, must deny
- voice which is interpreted as “conscience;” the metaphysical realist,
- sphere of physical and spiritual reality, then monism cannot enter the
- The moral commands which the metaphysical realist merely infers and cannot
- freedom. And as it is also a philosophy of reality, it rejects metaphysical
- physical and historical (naively real) restrictions of the naive man. Since
- To monism it is obvious that a being acting under physical or moral
- perceptions. The metaphysical view is rejected because monism seeks all the
- Title: PoSA: Chapter XII: Moral Imagination
- every influence from a Beyond (metaphysical) which is merely inferred and
- Title: PoSA: Chapter XIII: The Value of Life
- given to him. Physical nature sees to it that he strives to satisfy his lower
- Title: PoSA: The Consequences of Monism
- entry into physical and spiritual realms is sought. One looking for another
- imagined that the physical kind of perceiving guarantees the only reality.
- physically but also spiritually? This can be expected. For even though
- perception grasped without a physical organ. It is a perception in which the
- of perception has the same relationship to thinking as the world of physical
- perception has on the physical side. When man experiences the world of
- Title: PoSA: First Appendix
- physical, bodily appearance of the other person, given me as perception,
- accordance with facts, both physical and spiritual, but instead they erect
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