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- Title: PoSA: Introduction - Rudolf Steiner as a Philosopher
- but only so long as we are perceiving by means of the senses exclusively.
- Actually, the world of the senses is spiritual. If by enhancing our soul
- senses, then we are able to experience the world in its reality. Steiner
- and that the world of the senses is, in truth, a manifestation of the
- manifestation of ideal forces in the world of the senses. All plants, for
- working idea which cannot be seen by means of our sense organs but which
- manifests itself in the world of the senses. Whenever this fundamental
- new plants which do not, or do not yet, exist in the world of the senses.
- relationship between a spiritual and a sense experience. Schiller, on the
- In Goethe's view, on the other hand, the idea and the sense perception
- is given him without his cooperation, if only he opens his senses; the other
- non-physical, yet working in the physical world of the senses? Goethe
- no means a mere repetition of what is presented to us by our senses, in some
- of the senses itself. The physical phenomena are riddles which the thinking
- itself. For the world is presented to us by two means: by sense perception
- themselves. The objects, however, are not presented to our senses in
- the consequence of the fact that by means of our senses we perceive the
- presented to our sense organs but appears, in our own thinking, on the
- presented to us in exactly the same way as is the world of the senses.
- world of sense perception, we have to use our thinking forces.
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- Title: PoSA: Preface to the Revised Edition, 1918
- saying no more than was in the strictest sense connected with
- Title: PoSA: Chapter I: The Conscious Human Deed
- recognize and see through, compels me in the same sense as does the organic
- wants? Let us consider these words more closely. Have they any sense? Should
- highest sense only those actions which result from abstract judgments. But
- Title: PoSA: Chapter II: The Fundamental Urge For Knowledge
- are we satisfied with what nature spreads before our senses. Everywhere we
- otherwise than reckon the perceptions given to the senses, the realm of matter,
- as part of it; the material things and events which are perceived by the senses
- “The senses give us the effects of things, not true copies, much
- less the things themselves. To these mere effects belong the senses themselves,
- “scientific” in the usual sense. To this I can only reply that so
- Title: PoSA: Chapter III: Thinking in the Service of Understanding the World
- concepts? That simply has no sense. When I reflect about an event there is
- it is present in the sense that I myself bring it forth, of that I am
- I am, has been much debated. It can have a meaning in one sense only. The
- relation to others before it can be determined in what sense it can be said
- to say in what sense it exists. I cannot gather this from the event in
- find an object which exists in a sense which I can derive from the object
- some other sense?
- with quite differently organized sense organs and with a differently
- fact, and to speak of the rightness or wrongness of a fact has no sense. At
- Title: PoSA: Chapter IV: The World as Perception
- physiological sense. But I also become aware of my feelings by their becoming
- The naive man considers his perceptions, in the sense in which they directly
- that the idea of the size of objects which he had formed by his sense
- I perceive the representation in my self in the same sense as I perceive
- — taking this expression here in the widest possible sense, so that all
- find vibrations of physical bodies and of air; these are sensed by us as
- the responses of my sensory nerves to external stimuli. Even the sense of
- conditions in myself. In the sense of modern physics, one must imagine that
- remains a certain distance between body and hand, and what I sense as the
- According to this theory, each sense has the peculiarity that it responds to
- different senses gives rise to different perceptions. This appears to show
- that our sense-organs can transmit only what occurs in themselves, but
- what the objects cause to take place in our sense-organs. When the
- in the sense organs, the effects of the external vibrations are modified in
- processes nor processes in the sense-organs, but only such as occur in the
- the process which occurs in the brain when I sense the red. The red is caused
- the sense of touch, those of color and light by the sense of sight. Yet all
- my senses. The external object has been entirely lost on the way to the
- would be present for us had we no senses. No eye: no color. Therefore, the
- follows logically that my sense-organs and the processes in them are also
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- Title: PoSA: Chapter V: The Act of Knowing the World
- senses away from things. From this point of view, our consciousness acts
- as we shut our senses to the external world. If the things we experience
- takes the world as it is and regards things as real in the sense in which he
- sense I am a twofold being. I am enclosed within the sphere which I perceive as
- individuality and makes it one with the cosmos. In that we sense and feel
- of the sense world. I can now ask: Over and above the perceptions just
- the object to my sense organs. I can find movements in an elastic medium,
- transmission between sense organs and brain. In each of these spheres I
- question of the subjectivity of perceptions, in the sense of critical
- the subject can be termed “subjective.” No real process, in a naive sense,
- in this sense.
- Title: PoSA: Chapter VI: The Human Individuality
- But what right has one to say that in the absence of sense-organs, the whole
- what we sense as light is only a mechanical process of motion, forget that
- functions poorly due to clumsy sense-organs, will be no better able to
- Title: PoSA: Chapter VII: Are There Limits to Knowledge?
- man regards sense perception as the sole proof of reality, but also with
- only when a force actually present to sense perception issues from the one
- substances emanate from the objects and penetrate through the sense-organs
- impossible only because of the coarseness of our sense-organs in comparison
- sense. Something grasped “merely as idea” is regarded as a chimera until
- sense perception can provide conviction of its reality. In short, in
- real evidence of his senses. This need of naive man is the reason why
- testified by the senses.
- to sense-perception. Things must make an impression on the soul or send
- out images which penetrate the senses, etc.
- What the naive man can perceive with his senses he regards as real, and that
- has to accept entities which he cannot perceive by means of the senses. He
- means of which objects perceptible to the senses act on one another. Heredity
- sense-reality, and finally so, too, the naive man thinks of the Divine Being.
- Modern physics traces sense-impressions back to processes in the smallest
- something similar. For example, what we sense as warmth, is, within the
- The physical analogon to the concept “body” is, in this sense, something
- existence: perceiving by means of physical senses.
- existence of a process, analogous to a process in the sense-world, but
- sense of touch), not outside that sphere.
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- Title: PoSA: Chapter VIII: The Factors of Life
- world with his own self. What the monist, in the sense we have described,
- Title: PoSA: Chapter IX: The Idea of Freedom
- of thinking. This explains the sense in which thinking finds its counterpart
- general consciousness in the sense explained above. (The I-consciousness
- perceiving by means of the senses. Here we are concerned with that region of
- lower sense-life to begin with, can also be extended to the perceptions of
- the higher senses. We let a deed follow upon the perception of some event or
- It is clear that in the strictest sense of the word, such an impulse can no
- this case, within ourselves we sense the voice to which we have to submit.
- the individuality, in the same sense as the embodiment of pure intuition, is
- sense. What here have to be considered are the presuppositions necessary for
- spirit in man overcomes rules in the sense that he does not accept only
- Title: PoSA: Chapter X: Philosophy of Freedom and Monism
- perceptible to the senses. He needs someone who will impart these motives to
- him in a way that he can understand by means of his senses. He will let them
- Being, whom, however, he endows with sense-perceptible qualities. He lets
- one's own inner being. What at first is sensed as the external voice of God,
- is now sensed as an independent power within man, and is spoken of in a way
- compulsion cannot be moral in a real sense. It regards the level of
- (abstracted) from the sense-world, and who do not give full recognition to
- Title: PoSA: Chapter XI: World Purpose and Life Purpose
- realistic sense in man alone. Therefore human life has only the purpose and
- Title: PoSA: Chapter XII: Moral Imagination
- people with moral imagination are also morally productive in the real sense
- ability is moral technique. It can be learned in the sense in which
- as to enable one to explain ethics in the same sense as dietetics, which
- individual as a moral being in a definite sense. But never will it be possible
- it is observation in the sense that the human will is observed within
- Title: PoSA: Chapter XIII: The Value of Life
- pain through it. The world “in a certain sense is to be regarded as an
- really overcomes egoism in the true sense of the word. Moral ideas are
- have to convince man that the element of will has sense only when the
- Title: PoSA: Chapter XIV: Individuality and Species
- species, then we have no sense for what is individual.
- short at those qualities which are typical. In this sense every single human
- has ethical value in the true sense. And those moral instincts that he has
- Title: PoSA: First Appendix
- be to the external senses. Within the perceptions as they appear directly to
- the senses something else is revealed, namely what they are indirectly. The
- mere appearances to the senses. But what, in their extinction, they
- extinguish themselves as appearances to the senses, are grasped by my thinking,
- canceled out through the extinction of the appearances to the senses. In my
- — not even in the sense of transcendental realism — there are two.
- Title: PoSA: Second Appendix
- only the pleasures of the senses, misses the essential enjoyments of life.
- reality. In exactly the same sense philosophy is an art. All genuine
- regarded in the sense that man must bow down to ideas and let them enslave
- Title: PoSA: Inside Dust Jacket
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