Rudolf Steiner here casts a new light upon these and other questions
central to human life. Connecting the inquiry into necessity and chance
with the problem of subjectivity and objectivity, Steiner explains how
subjective experience develops through time into objective reality.
“What was once a subjective experience resurfaces as a characteristic
objective element ... The subjective invariably becomes objective.”
His discussion of chance, necessity, and the influence of providence or
grace on human life culminates in insights into death and the spiritual
significance of dying young.
During the last two decades of the nineteenth century the Austrian-born
Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925) became a respected and well-published
scientific, literary, and philosophical scholar, particularly known for
his work on Goethe's scientific writings. After the turn of the century
he began to develop his earlier philosophical principles into an approach
to methodical research of psychological and spiritual phenomena.
His multi-faceted genius has led to innovative and holistic approaches
in medicine, science, education (Waldorf schools), special education,
philosophy, religion, economics, agriculture, (Bio-Dynamic method),
architecture, drama, the new art of eurythmy, and other fields. In 1924
he founded the General Anthroposophical Society, which today has branches
throughout the world.
ISBN 0-88010-262-4 Anthroposophic Press
85440-345-0 Rudolf Steiner Press