The Philosophy of Freedom: A Modern Philosophy of Life Developed by Scientific Methods available in Paperback
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2012 Reprint of 1916 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. First English edition of this title. "The Philosophy of Freedom" is the fundamental philosophical work of the philosopher and esotericist Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). It addresses the question of whether and in what sense man or his will can be said to be free. Originally published in 1894 in German as 'Die Philosophie der Freiheit,' the work has appeared under a number of English titles, including "The Philosophy of Freedom" (1916), The Philosophy of Spiritual Activity (1921), and more recently 'Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path.' (1995). Part One of the 'Philosophy of Freedom' examines the conditions for freedom of thought, and includes accounts of knowledge and perception; Part Two examines the conditions for the freedom of action.
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The republication of this book in its first English translation is something I am very grateful for, having been dependent for years on an inconvenient photocopy. One thing could improve it: an appendix with a page-by-page listing of the changes made by Rudolf Steiner in the second German edition and added by the translators into the second English edition. The translation quality is somewhat dated; in my opinion the definitive translation is Michael Wilson's. But if one reads the opening, one can recognize what the writing of this book meant for Rudolf Steiner personally. I am somewhat puzzled by the artwork on the cover.