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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 1: Natural Science
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    • human thinking in the civilized world.
    • research is a transformation of human thinking. Any impartial
    • development, thinking inevitably added something
    • was approached in former times — how human thinking as a
    • Under these conditions, what has become of human thinking? It
    • great. It means that we must look upon thinking as something
    • science approach thinking? that we come up
    • against the paradox, and find ourselves saying: If thinking has
    • scientific law, understand thinking as a manifestation of
    • today: To the extent that thinking has had to withdraw
    • trying to encompass thinking, but it cannot succeed.
    • Since it is methodologically excluded, thinking is also
    • of it. Only as thinking beings can we regard ourselves as
    • human; it is in thinking that we find our human dignity —
    • semblance nature of thinking and, by actually pursuing the
    • impulses within that pure thinking which science itself fosters
    • pure thinking I have, not compelling forces, but forces
    • him to semblance thinking it educates the man of our culture to
    • thinking. By so doing, it suggests a method of research that
    • comprehensible experience of thinking. It suggests, on
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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 2: Psychology
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    • characteristics of thinking and feeling (volition is
    • will as of thinking and feeling) — anyone who looks at
    • thinking and feeling with the tools of psychology finds them
    • some eccentric or other, but by that rigorous thinker Franz
    • from the soul those powers of thinking, feeling and volition
    • mental exercises to remove thinking from its ordinary state of
    • thinking by carrying out exercises in meditation
    • arrives at the crucial point, how his thinking, from what I
    • have previously called dead and abstract thinking, becomes
    • inwardly vital thinking in tune with the rhythm of the world. A
    • only; and in it, as we know by direct perception, thinking is
    • life does he feel his thinking, in contrast to abstract
    • thinking, as something vital and not as something dead. Our
    • abstract thinking to vital thinking is exactly as if we found a
    • thinking is a spiritual process, it is not so linear, not so
    • superficial as ordinary abstract thinking. It is full and
    • the moment when this vitalized or plastic thinking appears in
    • capacity for ordinary thinking and ordinary orientation in
    • free of body; he develops a visual thinking. Yet not for a
    • developing plastic, vital thinking and then creating an empty
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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 3: East and West in History
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    • permanent and enduring character there. What men think in
    • ways of thinking we have obtained from a fundamental study of
    • to think through science. We must always remember that we
    • have learnt through science the thinking that is suited to our
    • present epoch. Yet what we gain in thinking techniques
    • use ordinary thinking, trained on the objects of the outside
    • super-sensible world. The nature of their thinking from
    • days ago. Even in ordinary life, therefore, their thinking
    • virtue of the fact that our thinking cannot just be extended
    • strength our thinking has achieved, we shall be all the more
    • word. Even here, it is apparent that our thinking today is
    • brings us in the end to thinking and to the transformation of
    • this thinking in the course of man's development. But in
    • thinking, and what he achieves in history man produces from his
    • we must turn to human thinking.
    • the thinking employed today for natural science on the one
    • thinking is thinking, whether it occurs in John Stuart Mill or
    • thinkers of the ancient East. Anyone with an intuitive insight
    • will conclude: our thinking today is fundamentally
    • us examine our present-day way of thinking. (I shall have an
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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 4: Spiritual Geography
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    • ways, and man then fails to recognize them. He thinks that he
    • think of mathematical truths to realize that all kinds of
    • agree that ordinary, everyday thinking is a function of these
    • Oriental life than we usually think — since it later
    • millions of people are thinking, then the word
    • thinking, our noblest feature, the moral and religious
    • makes its appearance in abstract thinking.
    • intuition, makes its appearance in pure thinking, the task of
    • enters this maya-thinking, this “ideology,” we
    • eats and drinks, whilst Burckhardt describes man as he thinks
    • in no pejorative sense); in the Middle region, as he thinks and
    • Centre, where man is presented as he thinks and feels, the two
  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 5: Cosmic Memory
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    • to do with someone who makes claims of this kind. He will think
    • thinkers, very enticingly as I would say, stopped short at a
    • individual with our clear and lucid thinking; on the contrary,
    • vitalized thinking of which I have spoken in previous
    • vitalized thinking, we find that, at the very moment when we
    • abstract thinking into the world around us: one that carries
    • relationship of being. Only by developing vital thinking
    • us when we visualize our thinking, feeling and volition, and we
    • then transfer the vitalized thinking that detects something of
    • have demonstrated, I think, that what is ordinarily
    • with our thinking, feeling and volition, are moral
    • seeing how the finer element flows into vitalized thinking, we
    • shall we able to think our way into the cosmos and understand
    • differentiation is permeated by vitalized thinking. And from
    • Those who think like this are people who will only admit
  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 6: Individual and Society
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    • of consequence about present-day social life just by thinking out
    • when thinking rises to distinctly apprehended and
    • the pure thinking that inspired Copernicus, Galileo and their
    • Please do not think that the man who wrote
    • men. Only through vital thinking, which re-approaches certain
    • last analysis, it is precisely when we think that our judgments
    • theory to think that we look at someone, see that he has an ear
    • of the School to think that it sought to impart to the children
    • wonderful, and you think of it as something fruitful in life.
    • develop in the child what they think is capable of becoming
    • take the final step. We might say: scientific thinking as such
    • man's activity, not only his thinking, is stimulated. A
    • is thus, I think, right to believe that to devote oneself to
    • age thinks itself extremely practical and realistic, and does
  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 7: The Individual Spirit and the Social Structure
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    • man with his whole thinking and feeling is bound up in the
    • inclination to think up a system of this kind; his eye is only
    • Socialism there is embodied an abstract thinking, culled from
    • Darius and Xerxes. There comes to the fore a mode of thinking
    • thinking. We notice, however, that with the transition from
    • emancipates itself in human thinking.
    • he later absorbed from juridical thinking and feeling. Even so,
    • thinking.
    • industrial thinking today, however much it has developed its
    • been impossible for agrarian thinking and industrial
    • thinking to come to terms properly, for reasons I have
    • based on law and legal thinking.
    • fundamentally the English way of thinking differs from the
    • it is probably true that, once thinking about social
    • thinking that in a conscious way will first perceive the goals
  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 8: The Problem (Asia-Europe)
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    • earthly life. Plato thinks it quite feasible that children who
    • what such a man thinks; in this case, however, what he was
    • unable to think was much more revealing than what he did think.
    • mind, or whether we are not justified in thinking that mankind
  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 9: Prospects of its Solution (Europe-America)
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    • problem more than they think about it, with my book
    • regard thinking, when it springs from a philosophy of life, as
    • Many thinkers today regard it as an ideal to depict man in such
    • in America, when educated people sum up what they think about
    • But they did not get beyond abstract thinking, which had not
    • most educated. Only in this way can we work together, think,
  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 10: From Monolithic to Threefold Unity
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    • demonstrate how mankind could achieve social thinking and
    • society. What I wanted to say was not: I think that this or
    • practical thinkers. People in general, we thus discover, may
    • if our thinking is realistic, by the way in which, out of an
    • think it self-evident that, from within the individual, you can
    • philosophize in this way or indeed think they are reflecting in
    • lives a certain formalized element of social thinking.
    • element of excogitation. Just think how much human
    • human thinking, under the influence of the principle of law,
    • they were free of teaching and had nothing to do but think,
    • thinker who lives only in abstractions are divorced from real
    • think it ought to be approached. What I am saying now,

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