Rudolf Steiner's Philosophy Of Freedom is different than his later work in Anthroposophy. After all, the Anthroposophical Society wasn't formed until 20 years later. The Philosophy Of Freedom is a scientific—not a spiritualistic—worldview. It does not look backward to ancient wisdom, but looks forward to the science of human freedom. It is also not authoritarian or group dependent—it is radical individualism. It was published when Steiner publicly declared himself an Individualist Anarchist. "The human individual is the source of all morality and the center of all life.” Rudolf Steiner Learn about the two periods of Steiner's life: video: Scholar Period and Occult Period.
Science Of Freedom
The Philosophy Of Freedom is a verifiable science of freedom based on the observation of human nature, especially the thinking processes of cognition. Before we can attain free individuality and build a free society we first have to understand—in a scientific way—what real freedom is. "On the basis of free thought The Philosophy of Freedom establishes a science of freedom which is fully in accord with natural science, yet reaches beyond it." RS video: Science discovers how human freedom is possible.
Peace Based On Freedom
"Freedom is the only word which has a ring of immediate truth today… If, instead of such slogans as peace founded on justice, or peace imposed by force, people would only speak of peace based on freedom, then this word would echo round the world and kindle in the hearts of all a sense of security." RS video: What's wrong with Democratic Socialism?
"We are human in the fullest sense only in so far as we are free." "The purpose of The Philosophy Of Freedom is to lay the foundation of ethical individualism and of a social and political life." RS video: The Spirit of the Ethical Individualist