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Rudolf Steiner's Philosophy: And the Crisis of Contemporary Thought

Rudolf Steiner's Philosophy: And the Crisis of Contemporary Thought

by Andrew Welburn
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ISBN-13: 9780863158568
Publisher: Floris Books
Publication date: 09/15/2011
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x (d)

About the Author

Andrew Welburn taught at the University of London, has been a Fellow of the Warburg Institute and taught at New College, Oxford, until 2005. He is author of The Beginnings of Christianity, and Gnosis: The Mysteries and Christianity.

Table of Contents

Preface 11

Introduction: The Philosopher of Freedom 15

Freedom and its Perils 15

A Spiritual Philosophy 18

Rethinking the Past 28

1 An Ecology of Knowing: Steiner's Thought in Origin and Outline 35

Steiner-Nietzsche or, A Refusal to Panic 36

Philosophical Riddles 40

The Outlines of Steiner's Thought 45

2 Knowledge as Relationship 57

Phenomenology 57

Truth and Science 69

A Modern World-View: 'Anthroposophy' - with a Hint about Art 84

3 The Self in Development 97

The Self and the Other: Constituting the World? 97

The Self and the Other: a Social Reality 114

Being and Nothingness 122

The Contrary Powers 136

The Paradox of the Self 150

4 Freedom and History 161

The Self and its Values - A Philosophy of Freedom 161

History and Morality 169

Moral Perception 177

Natural Symbols and Modern Taboos 183

Ultimate Questions 189

5 The Critique of Modernity 193

Myths and Modernity 193

History Again - and Logos 199

The Rediscovery of Meaning 218

Appendix 1 Legends of the Fall 223

Appendix 2 Kant and the Post-Kantians: Steiner's Relationship to German Idealism 225

Notes 249

Chronology 276

Select Bibliography 279

Index 285

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