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Radical Individualism
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” RS TPOF 9.12. Learn about the two periods of Steiner's life and the two paths he gave:  2 videos: Scholar Period and Occult Period - The Science Path And The Occult Path

Science Of Freedom
"The Philosophy Of Freedom is the foundation of a new branch of science—the science of freedom. Its method is philosophic based on psychological observation. Its style is the way cognitive theory was expressed in that time... If this science of freedom does not receive the same intensive cultivation accorded other sciences, freedom will be irretrievably lost both by society and by the individual." RS quote video: Neuroscience Confirms Steiner And Discovers Why Human Freedom Is Possible

Peace Based On Freedom, Not Justice
"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 quote  "We are human in the fullest sense only in so far as we are free." RS TPOF  9.11  video: What Does Steiner Say Is Wrong With Democratic Socialism?

Ethical Individualism and Political Life
"The purpose of The Philosophy Of Freedom is to lay the foundation of Ethical Individualism and of a social and political life."  RS quote

Jordan Peterson's Renewal Of The Philosophy Of Freedom
Rudolf Steiner said The Philosophy Of Freedom should be updated in 100 years to speak the language of the time. This looked to be a hopeless task lacking anyone qualified. It was last revised in 1918 by Steiner.  But now, exactly 100 years later an unkown Canadian psychologist, Jordan Peterson, has roared upon the scene presenting the basics of Steiner's teachings in an understandable way backed up by the science of psychological and cognitive research. Steiner developed Ethical Individualism out of philosophy. Peterson has developed it out of the theory of evolution. "The same Ethical Individualism which I have developed on the basis of the preceding principles, might be equally well developed on the basis of the theory of evolution." RS TPOF 12.7
Jordan Peterson - The Philosophy Of Freedom
Jordan Peterson - The Social Justice Threat To Freedom

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The Philosophy Of Freedom Study Guide

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  THE PHILOSOPHY OF FREEDOM STUDY GUIDE

THE STUDY GUIDE WITH PAGE DESCRIPTIONS
This is a link to the Study Guide with page descriptions added.

  AUTHOR

THE CREED OF RUDOLF STEINER
WHO WAS RUDOLF STEINER?
SCHOLAR
ANARCHIST
HUMANIST
PUBLISHER Magazin für Literatur

  INTRODUCTION

WHAT IS FREEDOM?
1895 REVIEWS OF TPOF
RUDOLF STEINER'S PATH
BOOK INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER SUMMARY
PRINCIPLES

  THOUGHT-STRUCTURE

12 WORLD VIEWS
TOPIC HEADINGS EXPLAINED

  READING

THE MISSING CHAPTER
WHY READ THE UNREVISED PHILOSOPHY OF FREEDOM?
HOERNLE EDITION
ILLUSTRATED EDITION
NEW READABLE EDITION
ALL TRANSLATIONS

  STUDY

HOW TO STUDY
PROJECT BASED STUDY
START A STUDY GROUP
GROUP CONVERSATION
FREE COMMUNITIES

  SELF-STUDY COURSE

ASK RUDOLF STEINER
COMPARATIVE STUDY
12 VIEWS STUDY
BRIAN GRAY LECTURES
COMIC BOOKS
LET'S PLAY JEOPARDY!

  INTROSPECTION

OBSERVATION OF THOUGHT EXERCISES

  ETHICS

THE HUMAN IDEAL
ETHICAL INDIVIDUALISM
ETHICAL ACTIVISM

  SOCIAL AND POLITICAL

SOCIETY AND POLITICS
CENSORSHIP
COGNITIVE RIGHTS

  VIDEOS

VIDEO PLAYER
SUBSCRIBE TO YOUTUBE FOR NEW VIDEOS

  REFERENCE

DOWNLOAD THE FOUR BASIC BOOKS
BASIC BOOKS REFERENCE QUOTES
LEXICON
RELATED ARTICLES

  RENEWAL OF THE PHILOSOPHY OF FREEDOM

JORDAN PETERSON - THE PHILOSOPHY OF FREEDOM
JORDAN PETERSON - THE SOCIAL JUSTICE THREAT TO FREEDOM

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The Epic Battle For Freedom
"Those souls who cooperate with Rudolf Steiner in the task of liberating the human race appear like comets in cultural life unsupported by interest groups." R.A.Savoldelli

Jordan Peterson
Rudolf Steiner said The Philosophy Of Freedom should be updated in 100 years to speak the language of the time. This looked to be a hopeless task lacking anyone qualified. It was last revised in 1918 by Steiner.  But now, exactly 100 years later an unkown Canadian psychologist, Jordan Peterson, has roared upon the scene presenting the basics of Steiner's teachings in an understandable way backed up by the science of psychological and cognitive research. Steiner developed Ethical Individualism out of philosophy. Peterson has developed it out of the theory of evolution. "The same Ethical Individualism which I have developed on the basis of the preceding principles, might be equally well developed on the basis of the theory of evolution." RS TPOF 12.7

Dr. Peterson is picking it up where Steiner left off, not as a philosopher or mystic, but as a psychologist. Dr. Peterson's main areas of study are the psychology of religious and ideological belief and the assessment and improvement of personality and performance.

Dr. Peterson says we should express our inner truth, which is the essential teaching of The Philosophy Of Freedom. He teaches the book’s principles of freedom, individuality and ethics --the journey of the heroic ethical individual. He also teaches basic principles of anthroposophy such as elements of Christianity, the Logos, the value of archetypes found in ancient myths, and encountering your shadow.

In 2016, several of Dr. Peterson’s online lectures, videos and interviews went viral, launching him into unprecedented international prominence as a public intellectual, educator and cultural critic. His audience is rapidly expanding and coming together for an epic battle against the inner and outer forces that oppose the evolutionary unfoldment of human freedom. The individual battle is a life that expresses inner truth. The social and political battle is with postmodern neo-marxism that is dividing us into identity groups. Identity politics is the new form of Marxist oppressor / oppressed doctrine that opposes free individuality and can only lead us, Peterson warns, toward a war of all against all.

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Radical Individualism
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 the foundation of a new branch of science—the science of freedom. Its method is philosophic based on psychological observation. Its style is the way cognitive theory was expressed in that time... If this science of freedom does not receive the same intensive cultivation accorded other sciences, freedom will be irretrievably lost both by society and by the individual." 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?

Ethical Individualism and Political Life
 "We are human in the fullest sense only in so far as we are free." RS TPOF  9.11 "The purpose of The Philosophy Of Freedom is to lay the foundation of ethical individualism and of a social and political life."  RS 

Jordan Peterson
Rudolf Steiner said The Philosophy Of Freedom should be updated in 100 years to speak the language of the time. This looked to be a hopeless task lacking anyone qualified. It was last revised in 1918 by Steiner.  But now, exactly 100 years later an unkown Canadian psychologist, Jordan Peterson, has roared upon the scene presenting the basics of Steiner's teachings in an understandable way backed up by the science of psychological and cognitive research. Steiner developed Ethical Individualism out of philosophy. Peterson has developed it out of the theory of evolution. "The same Ethical Individualism which I have developed on the basis of the preceding principles, might be equally well developed on the basis of the theory of evolution." RS TPOF 12.7

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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.

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Radical Individualism
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?

Ethical Individualism
 "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 

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