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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 1: Natural Science
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    • human thinking in the civilized world.
    • it would take a great many words to survey the triumphs of
    • science in the field of human knowledge, and the
    • modern man that we come up against two paradoxes, as I should
    • research is a transformation of human thinking. Any impartial
    • because of the conditions which then determined man's
    • was approached in former times — how human thinking as a
    • existence they manifest to us their inner connection, their
    • Under these conditions, what has become of human thinking? It
    • Here, then, is one of my paradoxes: that thought as a human
    • experience is excluded from the relationship that man enters
    • something self-manifesting.
    • significance of this for man's inner life is extraordinarily
    • scientific law, understand thinking as a manifestation of
    • the human organism? And to this, if we stand impartially and
    • many people today, I believe, are fully conscious of the force
    • human; it is in thinking that we find our human dignity —
    • and yet this, which really makes us into human beings,
    • pointing to what is noblest in our human nature, we feel
    • in the human soul. Doubts arise first in the intellect, it is
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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 2: Psychology
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    • the riddles of existence touch the human soul, they become not only
    • or sorrow of man's existence. And not a passing happiness or sorrow
    • Now, man's attitude to his own soul is such that the most
    • his human dignity and his true significance as a man, that the
    • tremendous riddle. To deny the mind in man himself does not, of
    • the many experiences in the realm of the psyche which present
    • unconscious awareness of it affects his soul, man is overcome
    • the outside world. And just because man sees in this life his
    • overtake mental experiences when man passes through the gate of
    • show us, the human eye or some other sense-organ, there remains
    • manifests its outgoing function.
    • many words to explain scientifically how these enigmas creep
    • impartial observer of humanity with factual evidence of the
    • much we learn about what can be experienced by the human body
    • man's death, is given over to the general process of nature, so
    • fate in the world is of such paramount concern to man. Thus we
    • many years lived and worked here in Vienna, and who will never
    • renounce all claim to understand the fate of the human soul
    • conclusion. It is that, in the study of man, scientific
    • concludes: it is impossible, with the soul-powers that manifest
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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 3: East and West in History
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    • moving, once wrote: “Each man should consider with what
    • affect us, we are initiated into the whole relationship of man
    • their powers in the development of humanity in accordance
    • unconscious. Yet even a superficial examination of human
    • organize their lives in a conscious manner. Instinctive living
    • complications of life require man to participate in the
    • development of humanity with a certain degree of consciousness,
    • mankind's historical development to help us in our
    • way of looking at human history as cause and effect does indeed
    • too, human history seems to point to unspoken depths, to
    • below. And human observation can scarcely presume to gain
    • In the human organism itself, which is such a richly
    • spiritual comprehension of the forces of human history —
    • mankind.
    • manifest. What I have described to you, the awakening of
    • consciousness, being dormant deep down in the soul
    • modern man leads us to see that we must develop these cognitive
    • quite different to the man of today from what it was, for
    • permanent and enduring character there. What men think in
    • have permanence in the soul; and we are simply unhealthy in
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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 4: Spiritual Geography
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    • human life, with all their various differences. What I have to
    • Looking at the East, Western man — the man of recent
    • as that of man's relation to the secrets and the mysterious
    • vegetation of the East and, with it, all that the human hand,
    • the human spirit and civilization have produced from stone and
    • There appears to be no objective reason for man to abandon this
    • in immediate revelation, as they appear to the human senses and
    • the human soul.
    • respect we ourselves belong in many ways to the West. Here, we
    • concepts in the atomistic manner of today, we shall have to
    • scientific concept of the structure of animal and man,
    • when it looks at the human shape, tracing its planes with an
    • the man of the region between. In what we experience
    • first reveal itself through the human soul.
    • the end this grows into the view that one's own human sensuous
    • substance is a replica of a human being whose true existence is
    • world. From his standpoint, the view of man and the view of
    • I have shown, by awakening powers dormant in the soul we can
    • attain a view of the spiritual world that yet suits modern man;
    • man that I should now like to characterize.
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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 5: Cosmic Memory
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    • question will be raised: Are there paths by which man can reach
    • that, if a man sets out to make specific statements about such
    • anthropomorphism, that is of taking features of human mental
    • everything that humanity has acquired over the last three
    • certain point in their consideration of the human cognitive
    • faculty and the capacities of the human psyche. They drew the
    • soon as we become aware of the need to consider man as a
    • whole and to take into account all that can follow from man's
    • man to the world, in order to establish whether there is a path
    • that leads from man to knowledge of the world, we must
    • man's position in the world? Assuming that man's theoretical
    • constitution would a man need? Well, his relation to the world
    • relationship of man to the world will realize: a being whose
    • have love. But love demands that we should meet another
    • man must be a creature of love by virtue of his task on earth,
    • and since when man has a certain capacity it conditions his
    • whole being, we can conclude: man definitely needs limits
    • man as a whole, inhabiting life as a living creature. This is
    • older forms of humanity's mystical endeavour. Yet in face of
    • the other kinds of knowledge man requires* today, this
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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 6: Individual and Society
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    • Utopian manner; but rather that the spiritual philosophy
    • man, into a human attitude of mind, provide a framework within
    • the history of humanity with an open mind, however, we observe
    • man's development. There have, of course, always been
    • really mean something different; they mean man's feeling that
    • man's nature, especially within the civilized world. These
    • but are less well suited to arousing in man the social
    • Looking back over man's development, we see that, in the course
    • human soul a capacity, a soul-power, which we can regard as
    • to facilitate the intercourse of man with man. Only a
    • symptomatic of something lying much deeper in man. This is what
    • inanimate nature, and that a man who desires only
    • develop into human social configurations informed by
    • configurations are still present. On the other hand, man owes
    • problem of man's freedom within his social life. The experience
    • when intellectual life raises man to the apprehension of
    • this has only been possible to man since he raised himself to
    • when mankind was more naive about the life of the soul and had
    • complicated social life of man. The things that enable us to
    • understanding this most modern development, man thus
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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 7: The Individual Spirit and the Social Structure
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    • the whole of human relationships throughout the world are
    • change throughout the world, there live within them human
    • which yet are directly reflected in man's life today, I shall
    • about Central Europe and in particular about Germany,
    • individual human relationships. There is — or was before
    • man with his whole thinking and feeling is bound up in the
    • affairs he has to manage. This comes out most clearly when we
    • look at economic affairs. In the West, what a man wishes to
    • the Englishman, from his standpoint, calls “academic
    • activities as a part of such a system. The Englishman has no
    • many millions of men like a kind of religion, fifty years
    • or so ago, has been modified in many ways. Yet for the broad
    • Marx was educated in Central Europe, in Germany, where he
    • be regarded as the ideal organization of human society as a
    • so many of these, a great deal survives in a disguised form, so
    • the human body: potions that were brewed and substances that
    • consumption of these potions and substances, man's normal
    • nature man experiences within himself a kind of world-memory.
    • this way is achieved entirely without manipulating the
    • primitive man. In the same way, it will arrive at the outlook
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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 8: The Problem (Asia-Europe)
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    • attracted comment on many sides and has led a large part of
    • mankind into a mood of extraordinary pessimism and
    • a man of whom it might perhaps have been least expected —
    • a man, moreover, who belonged to a period for which such an
    • art-historian Herman Grimm, who did not live to experience the
    • statement as striking precisely because it comes from Herman
    • the things that can elevate mankind and that exist in man
    • at the same time it can never be the business of mankind to get
    • long way in human development. Specifically, I pointed out
    • modern consciousness extraordinarily alien in many respects. We
    • of individual human beings who have been born into this
    • social organism. He also manages to regard as an ideal social
    • individual human being? And here, from the standpoint of
    • yet little understanding of this human individuality. Attention
    • primary. The man who is to live in it is regarded as secondary.
    • in the Orient, we find that it embraced a humanity quite
    • civilization. In many psychic and spiritual matters, indeed, we
    • civilization, one to which many Europeans, even, long to
    • adoption by a human community — then he
    • Obviously, in an age when human individuality had not yet
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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 9: Prospects of its Solution (Europe-America)
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    • kinds of social institutions in which they claim that mankind,
    • or at any rate a section of mankind, would prosper better than
    • but from the standpoint of a knowledge of man, can only talk of
    • the emergence of social prospects when man is able once again
    • institutions, but the possibility of discovering man and
    • become possible to discover man within the social order —
    • less. The fact is that mankind can prosper socially in all
    • What matters today is human beings, not just institutions. For
    • great deal nowadays depends on whether the man who has to
    • discussing with them, as man to man, everything that goes on in
    • attuned to human considerations, you establish a basis on which
    • a long time, the view has been widespread that the man who is a
    • get to know the common man, and in particular the proletariat.
    • interest them for a while by virtue of the piquancy of many
    • man's relation to existence as a whole. On this point, it is
    • reflections, human essence and human destiny ultimately
    • but something a man can absorb as nourishment for his soul
    • their humanity, or enable them to co-operate in the creation of
    • and judgment, from what appeals to human nature. And they grew
    • humanity, so that your hearers
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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 10: From Monolithic to Threefold Unity
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    • Utopian manner, to advocate institutions which their creators
    • conditions thrown up in the course of man's recent
    • appeal to human nature. It could not have been otherwise, given
    • many cases, for example, what I included solely to illustrate
    • demonstrate how mankind could achieve social thinking and
    • would no longer be felt by many people to be oppressive, as
    • influence human life as a whole must surely hearken to it
    • first, in order to derive from it the human remedies for its
    • unconscious will of mankind in Europe. Everywhere we find these
    • spiritual science instils in man, to observe what has been
    • become conscious of the direction in which mankind is really
    • trying to go. The reason for many of our social abuses today is
    • part what mankind has worked out intellectually and embodied in
    • institution. In the historical development of mankind in
    • mood which has emerged in the course of man's history, and
    • yesterday — the will, which is the true centre of man's
    • While many men cannot escape from economic limitations and
    • limitations of class, many others cannot rise above their
    • arisen in the recent development of civilized man, alongside
    • even in the face of the many shattering verdicts on the
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