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"The purpose of The Philosophy Of Freedom is to lay the foundations of ethical individualism and of a social and political life." Rudolf Steiner

Ethical individualism is a humanist world-view that recognizes that the most cherished human dignity is to live according to one's own freely chosen values.


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The Human Ideal

Wise ones throughout history have given humanity a picture of the Human Ideal to strive for. Rudolf Steiner presents to the world a new Human Ideal for our age. Part I of the book describes THE FREE THINKER while Part II describes THE FREE SPIRIT. The Human Ideal is when they are united.


THE HUMAN IDEAL

presented in
RUDOLF STEINER'S
THE PHILOSOPHY OF FREEDOM


CHAPTER


THE FREE
THINKER 
The Knower


HUMAN 
BEING

elements of
cognition


THE FREE
SPIRIT
The Doer


CHAPTER

1. Conscious Human Action


 I KNOW WHY
I ACT.

Will


 I ACT
INDIVIDUALLY.

14. The Individual
And The Genus

2. Why The Desire For
Knowledge Is Fundamental


I DESIRE
TRUTH.

Feel


I DESIRE THE
GOOD.

13. The Value Of Life

3. Thought As The
Instrument Of Knowledge


I THINK
UNIVERSALLY.

Think


I THINK
IMAGINATIVELY.

12. Moral Imagination

4. The World As Percept


I GIVE
MEANING.

Perception


I BRING
CHANGE.

11. World Purpose And Life Purpose

5. Our Knowledge Of The World


I KNOW THE
WORLD.

Conception


I OBEY NONE
BUT MY SELF.

10. Monism And The Philosophy Of Freedom

6. Human Individuality

MY IDEAS
REPRESENT
REALITY.

Idea


MY ACTIONS
REALIZE IDEALS.

9. The Idea Of Freedom

7. Are There Any Limits To Knowledge?

 
THE WORLD IS
A WHOLE.

Cognition

 
I AM PART OF
THE WHOLE.

8. The Factors Of Life

Social note: HARMONY OF INTENTIONS A moral misunderstanding, a clash of aims, is impossible between those who are free.

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Rudolf Steiner 1919
Cosmogony, Freedom, Altruism - GA191 Lecture 4 of 15

The man of modern times cannot live instinctively; he must live consciously. He needs a freedom that is real. He needs more than vague talk about freedom; more than the mere verbiage of freedom. He needs that freedom should actually grow into his immediate life and surroundings. This is only possible along roads that lead to ethical individualism.

At the time when my book The Philosophy of Freedom appeared, Eduard von Hartmann wrote to me: “The book ought not to be called ‘The Philosophy of Freedom’ but ‘A Study in Phenomena connected with the Theory of Cognition, and an Ethical Individualism.’ ” For a title of course that would have been rather long-winded; but it would not have been bad to have called it “Ethical Individualism,” for ethical individualism is nothing but the personal realization of freedom. The best people were totally unable to perceive how the actual impulses of the age were calling for the thing that is discussed in that book.

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