Posted by Tom Last on September 30, 2019 at 11:00am
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.
Posted by Tom Last on September 22, 2019 at 4:05pm
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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
Updating Philosophy Of Freedom
Rudolf Steiner's Philosophy Of Freedom is a path to freedom, individualism, and ethics. It is a science of freedom intended to be applied to life. Steiner said it 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." --Rudolf Steiner TPOF 12.7
Dr. Peterson, born in Canada 100 years after Rudolf Steiner, is picking it up where Steiner left off, not as a philosopher or mystic, but better suited to our time 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 truth, individuality and freedom --the journey of the heroic 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.
Joining The Epic Battle
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 for each one to take responsibility for one's life, live ethically, and express one's inner truth. The social and political battle is with the pathological belief system of postmodern neo-marxism. Postmodern neo-marxism is the ideological world-view of the Social Justice Movement commonly known as Political Correctness.
The Social Justice Movement has infiltrated the Waldorf Schools, our universities and is spreading into politics to divide 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.