Chapter 1 Summary - Conscious Human Action

The Philosophy Of Freedom By Rudolf Steiner
Chapter 1 Conscious Human Action


0. Occultism
1. Materialism
2. Spiritism
3. Realism
4. Idealism
5. Mathematism
6. Rationalism
7. Psychism
8. Pneumatism
9. Monadism
10. Dynamism
11. Phenomenalism
12. Sensationalism

Topic Headings
1.0 The Question Of Freedom
1.1 Freedom Of Indifferent Choice
1.2 Freedom Of Choice
1.3 Free Expression Of One's Nature
1.4 Conduct Of Character
1.5 Conscious Motive
1.6 Rational Decision
1.7 Ability To Do What One Wants
1.8 Spontaneous Will
1.9 Known Reason
1.10 Force Of Heart
1.11 Idolized Love
1.12 See Good Qualities

Steps To Freedom
1.0 From Illusion Of Freedom To Lawful Necessity.
STEP 1.1 From freedom of indifferent choice To choice determined by a reason.
STEP 1.2 From freedom of choice To choice determined by desire.
STEP 1.3 From free expression of one’s nature To necessity of external causes.
STEP 1.4 From conduct of character (free of external causes) To necessity of established characterological disposition.
STEP 1.5 From question of free will To question of conscious motive.
STEP 1.6 From rational decision To ration decisions appear in my mind that are not mine.
STEP 1.7 From ability to do what one wants To necessity of strongest motive.
STEP 1.8 From spontaneous will To necessity of invisible cause.
STEP 1.9 From known reason To what is the origin of the thought?
STEP 1.10 From driving force of compassionate heart To compassion aroused by thoughts formed.
STEP 1.11 From act out of love To love is result of idolizing the loved one.
STEP 1.12 From see good qualities To perception-pictures were formed of good qualities.