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- Title: PoSA: Contents
- World Purpose and Life Purpose (The Destination of Man)
- Title: PoSA: Introduction - Rudolf Steiner as a Philosopher
- concepts or names. Thinking as such serves economic purposes exclusively,
- Title: PoSA: Preface to the Revised Edition, 1918
- that at that time it was not my purpose to describe results of spiritual
- Title: PoSA: Chapter I: The Conscious Human Deed
- action in accordance with purposes and decisions.
- whether reason, purposes and decisions exercise compulsion over a man in the
- Title: PoSA: Chapter II: The Fundamental Urge For Knowledge
- consciousness and the world have been used only for the purpose of
- Title: PoSA: Chapter III: Thinking in the Service of Understanding the World
- content of my observation. The purpose of my reflection is to form concepts
- purpose I observe my own earlier thinking, or follow the thinking process of
- making tools for a particular purpose. To show to what extent the
- Title: PoSA: Chapter IX: The Idea of Freedom
- determines the aim, the purpose of my will; my characterological disposition
- I have formed representations concerning the purpose of walking, its value
- natural scientists have rejected such a concept of purpose as a dead theory.
- Title: PoSA: Chapter X: Philosophy of Freedom and Monism
- development of mankind as a process which exists for the purpose of
- brings his own to realization. Monism does not see the purpose of a foreign
- their own human purposes. And indeed, each individual pursues his own
- particular purpose. For the world of ideas expresses itself not in a
- Title: PoSA: Chapter XI: World Purpose and Life Purpose
- Chapter XI: World Purpose and Life Purpose
- WORLD PURPOSE AND LIFE PURPOSE(THE DESTINATION OF MAN)
- concept of purpose in those spheres to which it does not belong. Purpose
- purpose when, in contrast to the relation between cause and effect where an
- cause. If someone says that the blossom is the purpose of the root, that is,
- root came into being. For a connection of things to have purpose it is
- the concept of purpose is applicable. Naive consciousness, which regards as
- not find them, imagines them to be there. The concept of purpose, valid
- imperceptible real purposes. Man makes his tools to fit a purpose; on the
- Only very gradually does this mistaken concept of purpose disappear from
- mischief. The purpose of the world is thought to exist outside the world,
- and man's destination (therefore also his purpose) outside man, and so on.
- Monism rejects the concept of purpose in every sphere, with the sole
- exception of human action. It looks for laws of nature, but not for purposes
- of nature. Purposes of nature are arbitrary assumptions, just like the
- purposes that man does not set himself are unjustifiable assumptions. Only
- that is purposeful which man has first made so, for only through the
- realization of an idea does a purpose arise. And ideas are effective in a
- realistic sense in man alone. Therefore human life has only the purpose and
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- Title: PoSA: Chapter XII: Moral Imagination
- explained in the same way as all other effective causes (they are purposes
- Title: PoSA: Chapter XIII: The Value of Life
- concerning its purpose or destination (cp. pp. 40 ff.). In this connection
- harmoniously and is full of purpose; it is worthy of admiration. Even what
- purpose. He sees the pain in the world as nothing but God's pain, for the
- all existence is suffering, release from existence. The purpose of the
- necessity lies in the fact that the world purpose mentioned above (p. 43)
- sole purpose of bringing about His salvation through their action. Otherwise
- creation would be purposeless. And such a view of the world envisages
- extra human purposes. Every one of us has to perform his own definite task in
- completely indifferent what I do for this purpose, I then ask myself: What
- purpose of life which has not sprung from the individual. In the individual
- Title: PoSA: The Consequences of Monism
- purposes of an objective (existing beyond) primordial Being into his own
- individual purposes; he pursues his own, given him by his moral imagination.
- Title: PoSA: Back Cover
- purpose of freedom, the meaning of evolution, the relation of man to
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