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Anthroposophy and Natural Science
Natural Science: application of methodology from inorganic nature to
other fields; Anthroposophy: Metamorphosing the concepts. Natural
science: rationalistic, anthroposophic: phenomenological conception
of nature. Goethe and Ernst Mach as phenomenologists. Causality
statements after mathematical conceptualization. Goethe's idea of
the “Urpflanze”. Phenomenological “reading.”
Anthroposophy recognizes the justification of mathematical causal
thinking, but not as the only possible system of concepts. Atomism.
– Reflection of the outside world in man, mental-spiritual
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The Human and the Animal Organization
Morphological relationship between humans and animals; Goethe's discovery
of the intermediate jawbone in humans. Upward metamorphosis from the animal
organization to the human. – Biological differentiation of
humans and animals; sensory life as an example. The twelve senses of
man. To be placed in the cosmos of human and animal organization:
vertical or horizontal position of the spine. – Human sensory
perception and the following ideas; vision as an example. Sense of
balance and mathematical ideas. What is effected in the physical
organization of man by his animal-different state of equilibrium?
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Anthroposophy and Philosophy
Different experiences of philosophy earlier and today. Today to
distinguish philosophy of the West, the Middle and the East. –
West: Herbert Spencer: Orientation to the natural sciences. Strict
separation of science and the religious beliefs of the individual.
Middle: Hegel: union of mental and sensory world, of faith and knowledge.
Hegel's stay in the abstract as tragedy; his logic as a germ to
experience the thought as reality. East: Vladimir Soloviev: Experience
in spirituality. Use of western terms as an illustration for the
mystical experience. – East: philosopher as priest, west:
philosopher as world man, middle: philosopher as teacher. –
Unconscious adoption of western scientific thinking in Central Europe
in the 19th century. No training of concepts in the West, thereby loss
of concepts in the middle. – West: Scientific results as a world
question. Middle: piercing to the thought at Hegel. East: Looking to
what lives above the thought. – Bridges between West and East
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Anthroposophy and Pedagogy
The effect of anthroposophic ideas on the whole person. –
speculations about the connection between the spiritual and the
physical of man in psychology. Application of scientific principles
in a metamorphosed way in the anthroposophical view of man.
Relationship between the spiritual and the bodily in the child:
imitative principle in the first epoch of life, principle of authority
in the second. – Unsatisfactory educational methods as a result
of abstract intellectualism. Reading the learning plan and learning
objective in the development of the child in Waldorf education.
– Intellectualism in the third epoch of life, after sexual
maturity. – Intellectual cultural impulse in our age; the
resulting problems in understand the full human nature of the
child and adolescent. Bridge from adult to child world through
anthroposophy. – On dealing with the artistic and intellectual
in Waldorf education. About the mind of the teacher.
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Anthroposophy and Social Science
The “basic issues of the social question:” demand for a
threefold division of the social organism; Impulses instead of utopian
ideas; Misunderstanding of the book by economics theorists and
practitioners. – Instinctive management of economic life in older
cultures and its penetration with intellectual ideas since the 15th
century. Two currents: economic theoretician, without influence on the
practice, business practitioner, remaining in the instinctive. A kind
of synthesis of the two in today's economic-scientific realism, resulting
in the socio-political legislation. Woodrow Wilson as an abstract theorist.
Through anthroposophy, living social impulses instead of abstract
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Anthroposophy and theology
Discussion of a note in a theological journal. Fundamentals about the
relationship of anthroposophy to theology and religion. Anthroposophy
as a field of work and research method. – Father God concept was
given to men in ancient times. Atheism as a disease. Understanding of
the Christ event and introduction to the Christ experience through
anthroposophy. Not finding the Christ as a destiny of disaster. Not to
the spirit come as mental limitation.
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Anthroposophy and Linguistics
Conscious- and subconscious-ness of language. Language as an object of
scientific observation. About a parallel speech before English-speaking
and other listeners: sensory nuances towards “duty” and
“duty.” Language as a nuance of the folk soul. –
Different language life in different time periods. Sanskrit as an
example: the experience of the word manas; Consonants: restrained
gestures, metamorphosed replicas of the external world, vowels: born
out of sympathy and antipathy; the infusion of fantastic imaginations
into the language. – I-feeling in different times. The spiritual
experience of language in the West, in the middle and in the East.
– Wilhelm Wundt and his theories about the origin of language.