The Epic Battle For Freedom
The world was not receptive to Rudolf Steiner's "The Philosophy Of Freedom" 125 years ago. Steiner's ideas were ahead of his day. Jordan Peterson is picking it up where Steiner left off, not as a philosopher or mystic, but as a more practical psychologist better suited to our time.
Peterson says we should express our inner truth, which is the essential teaching of The Philosophy Of Freedom. He teaches many of the books other principles of freedom, individuality and ethics --the journey of the heroic ethical individual. He also includes the basic principles of Steiner's later anthroposophy such as elements of Christianity, the Logos, the value of archetypes found in ancient myths, and encountering your shadow.
Steiner’s pre-1900 audience was libertarian minded Individualist Anarchists. Then Theosophists after 1900. Peterson, a professor, began by forming a message of personal responsibility to a receptive audience mainly of young men. Peterson and his audience are both rapidly expanding and coming together for an epic battle against the internal and external forces that stand in opposition to the evolutionary unfoldment of free individuality.
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 is 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
| THE PHILOSOPHY OF FREEDOM STUDY GUIDE
THE STUDY GUIDE WITH PAGE DESCRIPTIONS
This is a link to the Study Guide with page descriptions added.
|SOCIAL AND POLITICAL|
Rudolf Steiner criticized academic ethnic and gender studies research 125 years ago, far ahead of his time. These studies have no value for understanding what is important—each person's unique individuality. Astonishing quotes on how to understand an individuality.
Please, subscribe to get an access.