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  • Title: PoSA: Introduction - Rudolf Steiner as a Philosopher
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • inner connections between our dream-pictures, but for the physical,
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter VII: Are There Limits to Knowledge?
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • every influence from a Beyond (metaphysical) which is merely inferred and
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter XIII: The Value of Life
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    • given to him. Physical nature sees to it that he strives to satisfy his lower
  • Title: PoSA: The Consequences of Monism
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    • 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
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    • 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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