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Review Of Topic Headings

In the new revised edition of The Philosophy Of Freedom currently be written on this website, there will be 12 main topic headings in each chapter. Each topic heading is made up of two parts: a topic identifier and a topic title.

For example, 2.7 Polarity Of Consciousness.

The first number (2) indicates Chapter 2 "THE FUNDAMENTAL DRIVE FOR SCIENCE" and the second number (7) is the worldview number #7 which is Psychism. The short topic heading phrase "Polarity Of Consciousness" identifies the topic of the view that follows.

In 1918 Steiner wrote at the time of republishing The Philosophy Of Freedom the following:

As a kind of MOTTO to The Philosophy of Freedom I wrote in the original preface: "Truth alone can give us assurance in developing our individual powers. Whoever is tormented by doubts finds his powers emasculated. In a world that is an enigma to him he can find no goal for his creative energies." "This book does not claim to point the only possible way to truth, it seeks to describe the path taken by one who sets store upon the truth."

Steiner's above MOTTO speaks of individual empowerment, Truth Empowering Creative Action. In this spirit I am revising the topics of the chapters completed so far to indicate empowerment, that by applying this topic you will be empowered in your life. I will add more chapters to this post as I complete the topic revisions.

0. THE GOAL OF KNOWLEDGE
Empowered by Inner Truth

TOPIC HEADINGS

What is inner truth?
0.0 Striving For Individuality
0.1 Conviction Of Inner Truth
0.2 Empowered By Truth
0.3 Comprehensible Truth
0.4 Advancing In Knowledge From Experience
0.5 Individual Need To Understand
0.6 Living The Principles Of Individuality
0.7 Practicing Pure Thinking
0.8 A Wholistic Approach To Science, Art, And Philosophy
0.9 A Science Of Freedom
0.10 Value Of Science Is Developing Human Potential
0.11 Ethical Use Of Science
0.12 Master Of Ideas

1. THE CONSCIOUS HUMAN DEED
Empowered by Freedom

What is a freedom?
1.0 The Question Of Freedom
1.1 Freedom Of Indifferent Choice
1.2 Freedom Of Choice
1.3 Free Necessity Of One's Nature
1.4 Conduct According To Character
1.5 Action Resulting From Conscious Motive
1.6 Free When Controlled By Reason
1.7 Freedom To Do What One Wishes
1.8 Freedom Of An Unconditioned Will
1.9 Self-Determined Reason For Action
1.10 Driving Force Of The Heart
1.11 Idealizing The Loved One
1.12 Seeing The Good

2. THE FUNDAMENTAL DRIVE FOR SCIENCE
Empowered by Questioning

What is questioning? (questioning and holding off a quick conclusion)
2.0 Striving For Knowledge
2.1 Materialism
2.2 Spiritualism
2.3 Realism
2.4 Idealism
2.5 Paradox Of Materialistic Idealism
2.6 Indivisible Unity
2.7 Polarity Of Consciousness
2.8 Feeling Nature
2.9 Knowing Nature Within
2.10 Something More Than 'I'
2.11 Description Of Conscious Experience
2.12 Facts Of Everyday Life Without Interpretation

3. THINKING AS A MEANS OF FORMING A VIEW OF THE WORLD
Empowered by Thinking

What does it mean to think?
3.0 Reflective Thinking
3.1 Observation Of Thought
3.2 Concept Formed Through My Activity
3.3 Thinking Contemplation Of Object
3.4 Thinking Contemplation Of Thought
3.5 Know Thought Directly And Intimately
3.6 Thinking Guided By Content Of Thought
3.7 Know Thought With Absolute Certainty
3.8 Remaining Within Realm Of Thought
3.9 Create Thought Before Knowing It
3.10 Thought Is Self-Supporting And Self-Subsisting
3.11 Impartial Consideration Of Thinking
3.12 Rightness Of Thought

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