Fair Oaks, CA
Welcome. I am Tom Last, creator of philosophyoffreedom.com. My education is a few years in college. I am not an academic or philosophy trained. I attended the foundation year program at Rudolf Steiner College. My two sons attended Waldorf Schools. I lived on a mini-farm and practiced biodynamic gardening for three years. I have seriously studied The Philosophy Of Freedom for 30 years and try to relate what I read to my own experience. To understand Rudolf Steiner's original impulse for writing The Philosophy Of Freedom it needs to be viewed within the scholar period of Rudolf Steiner's life before 1900 when Steiner was an advocate of science. He found like-minded friends in the Individualist Anarchist movement and publicly declared himself an "Individualist Anarchist". After 1900 Steiner entered his occult period. I found that bringing theosophy/anthroposophy preconceptions to the book is a barrier to study. The book explains itself in its own terms. It is a philosophy of life to be lived and expressed as a free ethical individualist.