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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 

"A soul lacks its full stature if it has not seriously inquired into the two possibilities of free will or necessity." Rudolf Steiner, TPOF 1918 Preface


    

Ethical Individualism

Taking On The Big Lobby Groups

This is how the free speech of a single voice can go up against powerful lobby groups and why we have to overcome censorship. My new homemade video with no funding ranks #2 in YouTube video rankings under the search of "israel anti-boycott act" "this week".  AIPAC video ranks #4.

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Motivated by the interest given by this site to my partial (working) translation of Herbert Witzenmann's valuable exposition on the POF, I updated my introduction, improved the already translated text and translated the first paragraph of the second chapter today, which can be found underneath as well as on http://freedom-and-creation.blogspot.nl/

II. THE BASIC COMPOSITIONAL PRINCIPLES OF "THE PHILOSOPHY OF FREEDOM

The unity of form and content as meditative soul guidance/ The compositional basis of the two parts/ The “word” character of the “Philosophy of Freedom”/ The merit and nature of psychic observation or introspection/ The compositional arrangement of the two main parts of the work.

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First a summary will be given of the afore-going indications that are now to be substantiated in detail. The composition of the “Philosophy of Freedom” does…

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By Andrew

[The POF 1.12] "All science would be nothing but the satisfaction of idle curiosity did it not strive to enhance the existential value of human personality. The true value of the sciences is seen only when we have shown the importance of their results for humanity."

Science as an enterprise functions through individuals. Nothing is done in science that doesn't take place first in one, then in a shared community of people's thinking, knowing, and acting.

"..The final aim of the individuality can never be the cultivation of any single faculty, but only the development of all capacities which slumber within us.

[1.13] This book, therefore, does not conceive of science and life in such a way that a…

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Cognitive neuroscientists have discovered where in the brain “aha moments” occur and the gamma and alpha brainwave bursts involved. Combining this discovery with knowledge from psychology and philosophy may show why human freedom is possible.

The Philosophy Of Freedom by Rudolf Steiner (See Chapter 9.1 revised edition, online here )

Book: The Eureka Factor: Aha Moments, Creative Insight, and the Brain by John Kounios and Mark Beeman, Read PDF article

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  • The purge of free speech is sweeping across the internet now. TPOF ideas are already under attack. It won't be long before they start banning "fake" science and  the science establishment bans anthroposophy by declaring it pseudoscience. Welcome 1984.

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