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  • Title: PoSA: Contents
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    • World Purpose and Life Purpose (The Destination of Man)
  • Title: PoSA: Introduction - Rudolf Steiner as a Philosopher
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    • concepts or names. Thinking as such serves economic purposes exclusively,
  • Title: PoSA: Preface to the Revised Edition, 1918
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    • that at that time it was not my purpose to describe results of spiritual
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter I: The Conscious Human Deed
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    • 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
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    • consciousness and the world have been used only for the purpose of
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter III: Thinking in the Service of Understanding the World
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
    • purpose.
    • 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
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    • explained in the same way as all other effective causes (they are purposes
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter XIII: The Value of Life
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • purpose of freedom, the meaning of evolution, the relation of man to

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