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The Philosophy of Freedom

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Sketch of Rudolf Steiner lecturing at the East-West Conference in Vienna.



The Philosophy of Freedom

On-line since: 22nd November,1996


CONTENTS

Introduction by Michael Wilson                         vii
Author's Prefaces                                    xxiii

KNOWLEDGE OF FREEDOM

 1  Conscious Human Action                               3
 2  The Fundamental Desire for Knowledge                13
 3  Thinking in the Service of Knowledge                21
 4  The World as Percept                                40
 5  The Act of Knowing                                  60
 6  Human Individuality                                 82
 7  Are there Limits to Knowledge?                      89

THE REALITY OF FREEDOM

 8  The Factors of Life                                113
 9  The Idea of Freedom                                121
10  Freedom -- Philosophy and Monism                   146
11  World Purpose and Life Purpose                        
    (The Ordering of Man's Destiny)                    156
12  Moral Imagination                                     
    (Darwinism and Morality)                           162
13  The Value of Life                                     
    (Optimism and Pessimism)                           175
14  Individuality and Genus                            203

ULTIMATE QUESTIONS

The Consequences of Monism                             211
Appendix                                               223
Index (names of authors cited in the text)             233


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