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The Human Ideal

Wise ones throughout history have given humanity a picture of the Human Ideal to strive for, such as religious saints like Jesus in the Gospels or Ayn Rand's selfish individualist. 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.

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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
TO THE WORLD

Perception


I GIVE PURPOSE
TO MY LIFE

11. World Purpose And Life Purpose

5. Our Knowledge Of The World


I KNOW THE
WORLD

Conception


I ACT
ETHICALLY

10. Monism And The Philosophy Of Freedom

6. Human Individuality


MY IDEAS 
ARE
REALITY-BASED

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

How can we get along?  HARMONY OF INTENTIONS A moral misunderstanding, a clash of aims, is impossible between those who are free.

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  • These are new Topic Headings for the Preface to The Philosophy of Freedom. The theme of the Preface is "The Goal Of Knowledge". So the topic headings describe the goal of knowledge of the Ideal Human. 

    The Goal Of Knowledge

    0.0 Striving Towards Freedom

    0.1 Truth Sought Within

    0.2 Empowered By Truth

    0.3 Knowing Springs From Within

    0.4 Ascend To Knowledge In Our Own Way

    0.5 Neither Acceptance Nor Agreement Is Demanded

    0.6 Apply The Principles (of The Philosophy Of Freedom)

    0.7 Practice Pure Thinking

    0.8 View The World As A Living Whole

    0.9 Science Throws Light On Philosophical Questions (like The Question Of Freedom)

    0.10 The Goal Of Knowledge Is Human Development

    0.11 Ideas Used For Ethical Purposes

    0.12 Confront Ideas

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