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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
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  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 Philosophy Of Freedom Values - Truth, Individuality, and Freedom
The Philosophy Of Freedom is the most important work of German Philosopher Rudolf Steiner. It was written in the 1890’s for the increasing conceptual power of scientific thinking that produced the rapid rise in technology. It is a science of freedom that places human evolution toward freedom on a scientific basis.

Postmodern Neo-Marxist Values (social justice movement) - Blind Passion, Tribalism, Cultural Determinism
The values of Steiner’s Philosophy Of Freedom—Truth, Individuality, and Freedom— are opposed today by Postmodern Neo-Marxism that began with radical social protests in the late 1960’s. The value of truth is replaced with blind passion, individualism is replaced with tribalism, and freedom is replaced with cultural determinism. Postmodern Neo-Marxism is the underlying ideology of the today's Social Justice Movement expressed in Political Correctness.

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The Philosophy Of Freedom is a guide to true knowledge

The Philosophy Of Freedom is a guide to true knowledge. Human evolution is threatened by social and political movements such as socialism, political correctness and social justice. This is the result of errors in thought such as conformity, the illusion of freedom, one-sided views, everyday thought, perception bias and false conclusions. I am working on 15 principles of true knowledge and true self taken from The Philosophy Of Freedom. 
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Strivings Of The Ethical Individualist - Updating

Each one of us is either evolving forward toward our True Self or falling back. To move forward it’s essential to know where you are going, otherwise we will often get lost by taking wrong turns. Rudolf Steiner’s Philosophy Of Freedom is a map that guides us to True Knowledge and our True Self. -- I went through the chapters in the book and came up with 15 strivings of the Ethical Individualist that leads to True Knowledge in Part I and our True Self as a free spirit in Part II. Upcoming videos will be on these strivings. -- DISCLAIMER: These are the strivings of mature individuals who are no longer content following their animal instincts or conforming to the rules of social tribes but are are willing to think for themselves. Human development moves through three stages. Nature makes us natural beings, society makes us law-abiding beings, only the individual alone can make himself a free being.
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The new YouTube algorithm that determines who sees your videos is repressing the views on this noncontroversial Rudolf Steiner video. You won't likely find the videos unless you are subscribed to the YouTube channel. The topic of freedom is not just being shut down in China and North Korea, now it is shut down globally by the tech giants.

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Tarot Card 15 the "Devil"

The Ethical Individualist’s 15 Rules Of Life

I am thinking of producing a chapter by chapter video series summarizing The Philosophy Of Freedom so I worked up 15 rules of life. Looking up the number 15 I saw it was the Devil card in the Tarot. This card shows a man and woman enslaved by the Devil bound with large chains. But the chains are loose and you can lift them off to free yourself—if you want to.

#0. Seek Truth Within
“The only knowing that satisfies us is the kind that submits to no external norm, but springs from the inner life of the personality.”
#1 Know Why You Act
“Obviously, an action cannot be free if the doer carries it out without knowing why. But what are we to say of the freedom of an action when the reasons are known?”
#2: Seek Unity With The World
“Only when we have made the world-content into our thought-content, do we find again the unity from which we have separated ourselves.”
#3 Think About Thinking
“We must first examine thinking in a completely impartial way. There is no denying that thinking must be understood before anything else can be understood.”
#4 Be Aware Of Perception Bias
“My perception-pictures, then, are at first subjective. The recognition of the subjective character of our perceptions can easily lead us to doubt whether anything objective underlies them at all.”
#5 Know The World
“Once we know what to make of the world, it will be an easy task to orient ourselves within it.”
#6 Lift Your Feelings Into The Ideal
“A true individuality will be the one who reaches up with his feelings as high as possible into the region of ideals.”
#7 Accept No Limits To Knowledge
“It follows from the concept of knowledge, as defined by us, that there can be no talk of any limits of knowledge.”
#8 Know Yourself
“It is only in the course of our gradual development that we struggle through to the point where the concept of Self emerges from within the blind mass of feelings that fill our existence.”
#9 Actualize The Free Spirit
“The concept of man is not complete unless it includes the free spirit as the purest expression of human nature. After all, we are human in the fullest sense only to the extent that we are free.”
#10 Obey Only Yourself
“A human action is unfree when he obeys some perceptible external compulsion, it is free when he obeys none but himself.”
#11 Live A Purposeful Life
“Life has no purpose or function other than the one which the human being gives to it.”
#12 Be The Crown Upon Human Evolution
“Ethical Individualism is the crown of the edifice that Darwin and Haeckel have erected for Natural Science.”
#13 Recognize Your Achievements As The True Value Of Life
“He determines the value of his life by measuring his attainments against his aims.”
#14 Be The Source Of The Moral Life Of Humanity
“All moral activity of humanity has its source in the ethical intuitions of the individual.”

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Rudolf Steiner's Waldorf School Movement was intended to develop the child's free spirit. Some Waldorf schools are now moving in a different direction --social justice. On the surface, social justice attitudes seem like positive values to promote, for who wants to see people oppressed? But is such an approach too one-sided for a classroom, particularly one filled with children in their formative years? Will children have a narrow view of life and history if they are taught to view themselves and everything else around them as victims of oppression?  The oppressor / oppressed standpoint is Marxist ideology which is the basis of todays social justice movement popularized by the media.

Is The Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) Promoting Socialism?
The Neo-Marxist Social Justice Movement has infiltrated the WALDORF SCHOOLS with its emphasis on group identity according to race and gender in opposition to Steiner's vision of free individuality. "The Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) annual summer conference was on looking at Waldorf education through the lens of social justice." Communist / Socialist ideology of equal distribution was advocated at the AWSNA Conference: "social, monetary and land resources and rights need to be shared equitably." Read more about conference   Download PDF

"social, monetary and land resources and rights need to be shared equitably." AWSNA Conference

Learn about the Social Justice Movement's threat to human freedom here.

Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School New Social Justice School Director
Has the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School made a dramatic move away from Steiner education and toward becoming a Social Justice school? Dr. Sue Das (new school director) seems highly experienced in social justice but  lacking in knowledge of Waldorf education:  Read more about Dr. Das.

"Dr. Das brings to her position at the Steiner School a deep commitment to equity and social justice in teaching and learning." Steiner School  announcement

Emerson Waldorf School Diversity Committee
Many Waldorf schools are forming Diversity Committees to implement and monitor politically correct behavior according to Social Justice ideology in the schools. The Emerson Waldorf School encourages informants to come forward to report students, teachers, staff or even family members for offensive behavior they consider to be racist. As we have seen it is almost impossible to defend yourself against an accusation of being a racist.  Read more about the Emerson Waldorf Diversity Committee

"If any member of the community – students, teachers, staff, family members – observes or feels threatened by racist behavior, please contact a member of the Diversity Committee." Emerson Waldorf Diversity Committee

Social Justice Curriculum For Waldorf Schools
How much of the Waldorf Curriculum Will Be Replaced By A Social Justice Curriculum? Moving a Waldorf/Steiner school toward Social Justice will necessarily change the curriculum. Here is a Sample Social Justice Lesson PDF from a Social Justice curriculum suggested by Waldorf inspired Oak Meadow. The Waldorf curriculum was founded on Rudolf Steiner's principles for developing free individualities. The Social Justice curriculum is founded on the ideology of postmodern neo-marxism, commonly known as political correctness, which emphasizes collective group identity according to race, gender and sexuality. A Social Justice curriculum will teach your child about the bias and injustice in the world, help them discover their group identity, learn about the injustice of capitalism, how they are oppressed by the privileged, and how they identify on the gender spectrum.

Dr. Torin Finser's new vision for Social Justice Waldorf Schools
According to Waldorf education expert Dr. Torin Finser of Antioch University New England, Waldorf Schools need to "connect with the current issues dividing our society: political polarization, racism, income inequality, immigration, nationalism, and religious fundamentalism." By focusing on these problems in the grade schools he says it can transform the local community. It sounds like Dr. Finser would like to turn the grade school children into political activists by introducing them to how terrible the world really is. Read more

Green Meadow Waldorf School -"broad commitment to social justice"
The goals of the school's "Diversity and Inclusion Committee" include increasing enrollment by giving special preference to underrepresented groups and an affirmative action hiring practice to diversify faculty and staff. They are in the process of training the entire faculty and staff to overcome their assumed prejudice in the "Undoing Racism" framework. These methods of reverse racism often are a divisive influence in the school community when qualified students and job applicants may be rejected because of the color of their skin. Studies show that there is more diversity within a group then there is between groups.  Read more

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