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.
A working translation of section 5 from Chapter 2 of "The Philosophy of Freedom as a Basis For Artistic Creation" has just been posted on the blog with the same title. (Note that it is not the Paragraphs that are being translated, as I noted, but the sections.)