Steps To Freedom

Path To Freedom
Rudolf Steiner's The Philosophy Of Freedom is a science of freedom. It is a step by step path to the free thinking and action of Steiner's ideal human being the Ethical Individualist. The scientific method of comparative study and self-observation are applied for each step.

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 - “Without the solid foundation of a science of freedom, freedom would of necessity lead not to liberty, but to license." RS quote

TOPIC PAGES

Striving For Individuality - Steps .1 to .12
Introduction: The Goal Of Knowledge Part 1

Striving For Inner Truth - Steps 0.1 to 0.12
Introduction: The Goal Of Knowledge Part 2

Striving For Freedom - Steps 1.1 to 1.12
Chapter 1 Conscious Human Action

Striving For Knowledge - Steps 2.1 To 2.12
Chapter 2 The Fundamental Desire For Knowledge

Striving To Think - Steps 3.1 to 3.12
Chapter 3 Thinking As The Instrument Of Knowledge

Striving To Perceive - Steps #61 to #72
Chapter 4 The World As Perception

 

TRUE KNOWLEDGE
C0 Striving For Individuality
C0 Striving For Inner Truth
C1 Striving For Freedom
C2 Striving For Knowledge
C3 Emancipation Of Thinking
C4 Emancipation Of Perception
C5 Emancipation Of Conception
C6 Emancipation Of Ideas
C7 Emancipation Of Cognition

TRUE SELF
C8 Know Yourself
C9 Concept Of Your True Self
C10 Obey Only Yourself
C11 Live A Purposeful Life
C12 Moral Intuition, Moral Imagination and Moral Technique
C13 The Highest Pleasure
C14 Free Individuality

PART I: TRUE KNOWLEDGE

Chapter 0 THE GOAL OF KNOWLEDGE
Striving For Individuality
0.0 Cult Of Individuality
Step .1 Shake Off Authority
Step .2 Inner Validation
Step .3 Self-Development
Step .4 Leaderless Striving
Step .5 Select Ideals
Step .6 Inner Worthiness Of Each
Step .7 Nonconformity
Step .8 Perfection Of Each
Step .9 Unique Contribution
Step .10 Free Creative Expression
Step .11 Striving For Freedom
Step .12 Independent

Chapter 0 THE GOAL OF KNOWLEDGE
Striving For Inner Truth
0.0 Path To Truth
Step 0.1 Conviction Of Inner Truth
Step 0.2 Empowered By Truth
Step 0.3 Inner Knowing
Step 0.4 Experienced Knowledge
Step 0.5 Recognition Of Truth
Step 0.6 Application Of Freedom Principles
Step 0.7 Practice Pure Thinking
Step 0.8 All-Inclusive Science
Step 0.9 Science Of Freedom
Step 0.10 Knowledge Of Human Development
Step 0.11 Ideas Serve Human Goals
Step 0.12 Master Of Ideas

CHAPTER 1 CONSCIOUS HUMAN ACTION
Striving For Freedom
1.0 Question Of Freedom
Step 1.1 Freedom Of Indifferent Choice
Step 1.2 Freedom Of Choice
Step 1.3 Free Necessity Of One's Nature
Step 1.4 Conduct Of Character
Step 1.5 Action Resulting From Conscious Motive
Step 1.6 Rational Decision
Step 1.7 Ability To Do What One Wishes
Step 1.8 Spontaneous Unconditioned Will
Step 1.9 Known Reason
Step 1.10 Driving Force Of The Heart
Step 1.11 Act Out Of Love
Step 1.12 Seeing The Good

CHAPTER 2 THE FUNDAMENTAL DRIVE FOR KNOWLEDGE
Striving For Knowledge
2.0 Desire For Knowledge
Step 2.1 Materialism
Step 2.2 Spiritualism
Step 2.3 Realism
Step 2.4 Idealism
Step 2.5 Paradox Of Materialistic Idealism
Step 2.6 Indivisible Unity
Step 2.7 Macrocosm-Microcosm
Step 2.8 Feeling Within Nature
Step 2.9 Know Nature Within
Step 2.10 Something More Than "I"
Step 2.11 Description Of Consciousness
Step 2.12 Facts Without Interpretation

Chapter 3 THINKING AS THE INSTRUMENT OF KNOWLEDGE
Emancipation Of Thinking
3.0 Thinker Predicts
Step 3.1 Exceptional State
Step 3.2 Active Thinking
Step 3.3 Selfless Contemplation
Step 3.4 Contemplate Past Thought
Step 3.5 Know Thought Process Directly
Step 3.6 Pure Thinking Guided By Content Of Thought
Step 3.7 Certainty Of Thought
Step 3.8 Remain Within Pure Thought
Step 3.9 Create Thought, Then Know
Step 3.10 Self-Subsisting Thought
Step 3.11 Examination Of Thinking
Step 3.12 Right Application Of Thought

CHAPTER 4 THE WORLD AS PERCEPTION
Emancipation Of Perception
Step 4.0 Thinking Reacts To Observation
Step 4.1 Conceptual Search
Step 4.2 Conceptual Reference
Step 4.3 Conceptual Relationship
Step 4.4 Correction Of World Picture
Step 4.5 Perception-Picture
Step 4.6 Subjective Perception-Picture
Step 4.7 Idea: After-Effect Picture Of Object
Step 4.8 Idea Thrust Into Foreground
Step 4.9 Idea: What Organization Transmits
Step 4.10 External World Is Projection Of Psyche
Step 4.11 External Perception Is My Idea
Step 4.12 The World Is My Idea

CHAPTER 5 KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORLD
Emancipation Of Conception
5.0 Independent Existence Of Things
Step 5.1 Awakened State Of Thinking
Step 5.2 Correctly Applied Thought
Step 5.3 World Causes Concept To Arise In Thinker
Step 5.4 Continuous Process Of Growth
Step 5.5 Indivisible Existence of Concept With Object
Step 5.6 Isolate And Grasp Single Concepts
Step 5.7 Self Definition By Means Of Thinking
Step 5.8 We All Grasp Same Concepts
Step 5.9 World Unity Found In Ideal Content
Step 5.10 Corresponding Intuition Makes World Intelligible
Step 5.11 Conceptual Connections Of Perceptions
Step 5.12 Objective Percept And Subjective Memory-Idea

Chapter 6 HUMAN INDIVIDUALITY
Emancipation Of Ideation
6.0 Reality-Based Ideas
Step 6.1 Sense Perception Of Motion
Step 6.2 Idea: Intuition Related To A Percept
Step 6.3 Idea: Individualized Concept
Step 6.4 Idea: Acquired Experience
Step 6.5 Idea: Subjective Representation Of Reality
Step 6.6 Relate Ego To Percept As Pleasure Or Pain
Step 6.7 Two-Fold Nature: Thinking And Feeling
Step 6.8 True Individuality
Step 6.9 Individual Point Of View
Step 6.10 Intensity Of Feelings
Step 6.11 Education Of Feelings
Step 6.12 Living Concepts

CHAPTER 7 ARE THERE LIMITS TO KNOWLEDGE?
Emancipation Of Cognition
Step 7.0 Cognitive Unity
Step 7.1 Experience And Hypothetical World Principle
Step 7.2 Self-Hood Answers Own Questions
Step 7.3 Reconcile Familiar Perceptions and Concepts
Step 7.4 Conceptual Representation Of Objective Reality
Step 7.5 Real Principles in addition to Ideal Principles
Step 7.6 Real Evidence of Senses in addition to Ideal Evidence
Step 7.7 Vanishing Perceptions and Ideal Entities
Step 7.8 Perceptible Reality and Imperceptible Reality
Step 7.9 Sum of Perceptions and Laws of Nature
Step 7.10 Separation and then Reunion of “I” into World Continuity
Step 7.11 Sum of Effects and Underlying Causes
Step 7.12 Subjective and Objective World Continuity

PART II: TRUE SELF

CHAPTER 8 THE FACTORS OF LIFE
Know Yourself
8.0 Knowing Personality
Step 8.1 Emotions Personality
Step 8.2 Feeling Personality
Step 8.3 Knowledge Of Feeling
Step 8.4 Feeling Of Existence
Step 8.5 Cultivation Of Emotional Life
Step 8.6 Feeling As Instrument Of Knowledge
Step 8.7 Philosopher of Feeling
Step 8.8 Mysticism
Step 8.9 Willing Personality
Step 8.10 Voluntarism
Step 8.11 Experience Of Mysticism And Voluntarism
Step 8.12 Universal Will

CHAPTER 9 THE IDEA OF FREEDOM
Concept Of Your True Self
9.0 Conceptual Intuition
Step 9.0 Conceptual Intuition
Step 9.1 Idealistic Will
Step 9.2 Ethical Character
Step 9.3 Motivated Idea
Step 9.4 Levels Of Morality
Step 9.5 Ethical Intuition
Step 9.6 Situational Idea
Step 9.7 Ethical Individualism
Step 9.8 Love Of Goal
Step 9.9 Free Action
Step 9.10 Social Harmony
Step 9.11 Actualize Free Spirit
Step 9.12 State and Society

CHAPTER 10 MONISM AND THE PHILOSOPHY OF FREEDOM
10.0 Authoritative Moral Principles
Step 10.1 Mechanical Necessity
Step 10.2 Absolute Spiritual Being
Step 10.3 No Room For Freedom
Step 10.4 Imposed Principles
Step 10.5 Accept The Moral Principles Of Others
Step 10.6 Free When Obey Self
Step 10.7 Realization Of The Free Spirit Within
Step 10.8 Moral Laws Free Creation Of Individuals
Step 10.9 Freedom Stage Of Development
Step 10.10 Discover Own Self
Step 10.11 Emancipation From Maxims
Step 10.12 Freedom Is Being Moral

Chapter 11 WORLD PURPOSE AND LIFE PURPOSE (The Destiny Of Man)
11.0 Concept Of Purpose
Step 11.1 Cause And Effect (percept cause precedes percept effect)
Step 11.2 Conceptual Factor Of Effect
Step 11.3 Human Action (real influence of concept)
Step 11.4 Naive Person (imagined purpose in nature)
Step 11.5 Laws Of Nature
Step 11.6 Life Purposes
Step 11.7 Human Destiny
Step 11.8 Actualize Ideas
Step 11.9 Formative Principle (unity and order in nature)
Step 11.10 Teleology (adaptation in nature)
Step 11.11 Coherence Within Whole (embodied idea)
Step 11.12 Purposes In World Or Nature

CHAPTER 12 MORAL IMAGINATION (Darwinism and Morality)
12.0 Moral Intuition (originate moral decision)
Step 12.1 Concrete Idea (specific goal)
Step 12.2 Moral Imagination (translate principle to specific goal)
Step 12.3 Moral Technique (avoid violating natural laws)
Step 12.4 Science Of Moral Ideas
Step 12.5 Newly Created Moral Laws
Step 12.6 Evolution Of Morality
Step 12.7 Evolution Of Ethical Individualist
Step 12.8 Rejection Of Supernatural Influence
Step 12.9 Characterization Of Free Action
Step 12.10 Freedom Is Perfected Human Action
Step 12.11 Freedom Is To Determine Own Motives
Step 12.12 Submission To Others

CHAPTER 13 THE VALUE OF LIFE (Optimism and Pessimism)
13.0 World Is Good Or Life Is Miserable?
Step 13.1 Best Possible World (cooperative participation)
Step 13.2 Pain Of Striving (universal idleness)
Step 13.3 Pain Outweighs Pleasure (unselfish service)
Step 13.4 Pleasure Of Striving (future goal)
Step 13.5 Quantity Of Pleasure (rational estimation of feeling)
Step 13.6 Quality Of Pleasure (critical examination of feeling)
Step 13.7 Pursuit Of Pleasure (hopelessness of egotism)
Step 13.8 Value Of Pleasure (satisfaction of needs)
Step 13.9 Will For Pleasure (intensity of desire)
Step 13.10 Magnitude Of Pleasure (amusement)
Step 13.11 Highest Pleasure (realization of moral ideals)
Step 13.12 Joy Of Achievement (measure achievement against aims)

CHAPTER 14 INDIVIDUALITY AND TYPE
14.0 The Question Of Free Individuality
Step 14.1 Group Type
Step 14.2 Emancipation From Type
Step 14.3 Opportunity According To Ability And Inclination
Step 14.4 Profession According To Merit
Step 14.5 Free Self-Determination
Step 14.6 Individual Thinking
Step 14.7 Individual Goals
Step 14.8 Individual Views And Actions
Step 14.9 Emancipation Of Knowing
Step 14.10 Emancipation Of Being
Step 14.11 Free Ethical Conduct
Step 14.12 Moral Contribution To Humanity

PART I: PRACTICE
The Reality of Freedom

STEPS TOWARD ETHICAL INDIVIDUALISM

TRUE KNOWLEDGE

ATTITUDE

“I believe I am right in pointing out one of the fundamental characteristics of our age when I say that, at the present day, all human interests tend to center in the cult of individuality.”

Chapter 0 THE GOAL OF KNOWLEDGE
INDIVIDUAL LIFE
Striving for individuality
Domain: Attitude about life
Part 1 (0.0) Advance from Collectivism to Individualism
Step .1 Advance from (outer truth) Submission To Authority TO (inner truth) Shake Off Authority
Step .2 Advance from (outer truth) Expert Validation TO (inner truth) Inner Validation
Step .3 Advance from (outer truth) Distracted By World TO (inner truth) Commitment To  Self-Development
Step .4 Advance from (outer truth) Follow Your Hero TO (inner truth) Leaderless Striving

Step .5 Advance from (outer truth) Forced Ideals TO (inner truth) Select Your Ideals
Step .6 Advance from (outer truth) Some Are Worthy TO (inner truth) Inner Worthiness Of Each
Step .7 Advance from (outer truth) Strive To Conform TO (inner truth) Strive To Be Yourself
Step .8 Advance from (outer truth) Perfection Of The Group TO (inner truth) Unique Perfection Of Each
Step .9 Advance from (outer truth) Collective Action TO (inner truth) Unique Individual Contribution
Step .10 Advance from (outer truth) Rules Of Expression TO (inner truth) Free Creative Expression
Step .11 Advance from (outer truth) Striving For Collective Bondage TO (inner truth) Striving For Freedom
Step .12 Advance from (outer truth) Dependent On Others TO (inner truth) Independent Of Others

“Truth, too, will be sought in our age only in the depths of human nature.”

Chapter 0 THE GOAL OF KNOWLEDGE
INDIVIDUAL TRUTH
Striving for inner truth
Domain: Attitude about Truth
Part 2 (0.0) Advance from the Path Of Outer Truth to the Path Of Inner Truth
Step 0.1 Advance from (outer truth) Uncertainty Of Outer Truth TO (inner truth) Conviction Of Inner Truth
Step 0.2 Advance from (outer truth) Weakened By Doubt TO (inner truth) Empowered By Truth
Step 0.3 Advance from (outer truth) Belief To (inner truth) Inner Knowing
Step 0.4 Advance from (outer truth) Academic Knowledge TO Experienced Knowledge
Step 0.5 Advance from (outer truth) Compelled To Understand TO (inner truth) Recognition Of Truth
Step 0.6 Advance from (outer truth) Flaunt Cultural Trends TO (inner truth) Application Of Freedom Principles
Step 0.7 Advance from (outer truth) Piety Training TO (inner truth) Practice Pure Thinking
Step 0.8 Advance from (outer truth) Separate Sciences To (inner truth) All-Inclusive Science
Step 0.9 Advance from (outer truth) Philosophy Of Freedom TO (inner truth) Science Of Freedom
Step 0.10 Advance from (outer truth) Science Of Idle Curiosity TO (inner truth) Knowledge Of Human Development
Step 0.11 Advance from (outer truth) Human Serves Ideas TO (inner truth) Ideas Serve Human Goals
Step 0.12 Advance from (outer truth) Slave Of Ideas TO (inner truth) Master Of Ideas

EXPRESSION OF PERSONALITY willing, feeling, thinking

“Is a human being free in thought and action, or compelled by the unyielding necessity of natural law?”

CHAPTER 1 CONSCIOUS HUMAN ACTION
Striving for freedom
Rational Thinking
Domain: Personality - willing process, observation of motives
1.0 Advance from Illusion Of Freedom TO recognizing Lawful Necessity
Step 1.1 Advance from (outer truth) Freedom Of Indifferent Choice TO (inner truth) recognizing the Necessity Of A Reason
Step 1.2 Advance from (outer truth) Freedom Of Choice TO (inner truth) recognizing the Necessity Of Desire
Step 1.3 Advance from (outer truth) Free Expression Of One’s Nature TO (inner truth) recognizing the Necessity Of External Causes
Step 1.4 Advance from (outer truth) Conduct Of Character TO (inner truth) recognizing the Necessity Of Characterological Disposition
Step 1.5 Advance from (outer truth) Conscious Motive TO (inner truth) Knowledge Motive
Step 1.6 Advance from (outer truth) Rational Decision TO (inner truth) recognizing that the Decision Occurs With Rational Necessity
Step 1.7 Advance from (outer truth) Ability To Do What One Wishes TO (inner truth) recognizing the Necessity Of Strongest Motive
Step 1.8 Advance from (outer truth) Spontaneous Unconditioned Will TO recognizing the Invisible Cause
Step 1.9 Advance from (outer truth) Known Reason TO (inner truth) recognizing the Origin Of Reason
Step 1.10 Advance from (outer truth) Driving Force Of Heart TO (inner truth) recognizing the Thought That Arouses Compassion
Step 1.11 Advance from (outer truth) Act Out Of Love TO (inner truth) recognizing the Thoughts That Idealize The Loved One
Step 1.12 Advance from (outer truth) Seeing The Good TO (inner truth) recognizing the Perception-Picture Formed Of Good Qualities

“Nowhere are we satisfied with what nature displays before our senses. We look everywhere for what we call an explanation of the facts.”

CHAPTER 2 THE FUNDAMENTAL DESIRE FOR KNOWLEDGE
Striving for knowledge
Speculative Thinking
Domain: Personality - feeling process (desire for knowledge), observation of worldview
2.0 Advance from World-Content TO Thought-Content
Step 2.1 Advance from (outer truth) Material World TO (inner truth) Materialistic Conception
Step 2.2 Advance from (outer truth) Spiritual World TO (inner truth) Spiritualistic Theory
Step 2.3 Advance from (outer truth) External World TO (inner truth) Experience Becomes Content Of Mind
Step 2.4 Advance from (outer truth) World Of Ideas TO (inner truth) Idealistic Thought-Picture Without Experience
Step 2.5 Advance from (outer truth) accepting the Material World And World Of Ideas TO (inner truth) Paradox Of Materialistic Idealism
Step 2.6 Advance from (outer truth) Indivisible Unity TO (inner truth) Two-Fold Manifestation
Step 2.7 Advance from (outer truth) Polarity Of Consciousness TO (inner truth) Macrocosm-Microcosm
Step 2.8 Advance from (outer truth) Feeling Estranged From Nature TO (inner truth) Feeling Within Nature
Step 2.9 Advance from (outer truth) Know Nature Outside Of Us TO (inner truth) Know Nature Within
Step 2.10 Advance from (outer truth) Merely “I” TO (inner truth) Something More Than “I"
Step 2.11 Advance from (outer truth) Academic Definitions Of Psychology And Philosophy TO (inner truth) Descriptions Of Consciousness We All Experience
Step 2.12 Advance from (outer truth) Scholar Distinctions Of Consciousness TO (inner truth) Facts Of Everyday Life

“As an object of observation thought differs essentially from all other things.”

CHAPTER 3 THINKING AS THE INSTRUMENT OF KNOWLEDGE
Striving to think
Reflective Thinking
Domain: Personality - Thinking process, observation of thought
3.0 Advance from Spectator TO Thinker
Step 3.1 (outer truth) Advance from Everyday State TO (inner truth) Exceptional State
Step 3.2 Advance from (outer truth) Passive Feeling TO (inner truth) Active Thinking
Step 3.3 Advance from (outer truth) Expression Of Personality TO (inner truth) Selfless Contemplation
Step 3.4 Advance from (outer truth) Present Thought TO (inner truth) Contemplate Past Thought
Step 3.5 Advance from (outer truth) Know Phenomena Indirectly TO (inner truth) Know Thought Process Directly
Step 3.6 Advance from (outer truth) Physiological Basis Of Thought TO (inner truth) Pure Thinking Guided By Content Of Thought
Step 3.7 Advance from (outer truth) Uncertainty Of Other Things TO (inner truth) Certainty Of Thought
Step 3.8 Advance from (outer truth) Thought Mingles With Observation TO (inner truth) Remain Within Pure Thought
Step 3.9 Advance from Know Nature, Then Create Again TO (inner truth) Create Thought, Then Know
Step 3.10 Advance from (outer truth) Nature Of Anothers Thought TO (inner truth) Self-Subsisting Thought
Step 3.11 Advance from (outer truth) Start With Observation TO (inner truth) Examination Of Thinking
Step 3.12 Advance from (outer truth) Is Thinking Right Or Wrong? TO (inner truth) Right Application Of Thought

COGNITION perception, conception, ideation, cognition

“When someone sees a tree, his thinking reacts to his observation. An ideal element is added to the object, and the observer regards the object and Ideal complement as belonging together.”

CHAPTER 4 THE WORLD AS PERCEPTION
APPLYING THOUGHT TO THE WORLD - Organization
Striving to be aware of perception bias
Reactive Thinking
Domain: Cognition - perception process, observation of percept
4.0 Advance from Thinking Reacts To Observation TO Concepts Added To Observation
Step 4.1 Advance from (outer truth) Generalize Relationships TO (inner truth) Conceptualize Relationships
Step 4.2 Advance from (outer truth) Thinking Consciousness TO (inner truth) Thinking Reference
Step 4.3 Advance from (outer truth) Thought Free Observation TO (inner truth) Establish Conceptual Relationships
Step 4.4 Advance from (outer truth) World-Picture Contradictions TO (inner truth) World-Picture Corrections
Step 4.5 Advance from (outer truth) Mathematical Perception-Picture TO (inner truth) Qualitative Determination Of Perception-Picture
Step 4.6 Advance from (outer truth) Subjective Perception-Picture TO (inner truth) Something Exists Independently Of Our Consciousness
Step 4.7 Advance from (outer truth) My self As Observer TO (inner truth) After-Effect Idea Image
Step 68 (4.8) Advance from (outer truth) Idea Inserts Itself Before Object TO (inner truth) Object (thing-in-itself) Is Unknowable
Step 4.9 Advance from (outer truth) Idea Formed By Physics And Physiology TO (inner truth) Idea Formed By Psyche
Step 4.10 Advance from (outer truth) External World Is A Projection Of My Psyche TO (inner truth) Percept Creation Of Psyche
Step 4.11 Advance from (outer truth) External Percept Is My Idea TO (inner truth) Web Of Ideas Cannot Act On Each Other
Step 4.12 Advance from (outer truth) The World Is My Idea TO (inner truth) World Is Product Of Real Sense Process (bodily organism has objective existence)

“All attempts to find world-unity must fail, other than this coherent ideal content which we gain by the conceptual analysis of what we perceive.”

CHAPTER 5 KNOWING THE WORLD
APPLYING THOUGHT TO THE WORLD - Thinking
Striving for conceptual analysis of the world
Critical Thinking
Domain: Cognition - conception process, observation of concept
5.0 Advance from (outer truth) Unknown Thing-In-Itself TO (inner truth) Nature Of Thing-In-Itself
Step 5.1 Advance from (outer truth) the Dream State Of Ideas TO (inner truth) Awakened State Of Thinking
Step 5.2 Advance from (outer truth) Naive: Things Real As They Appear TO Thought That Applies To World
Step 5.3 Advance from (outer truth) Thought Exists Only In Head TO (inner truth) World Causes Concept To Arise
Step 5.4 Advance from (outer truth) Momentary Picture TO (inner truth) Process Of Becoming
Step 5.5 Advance from (outer truth) Sequence Of Appearances TO (inner truth) Indivisible Existence of Concept With Object
Step 5.6 Advance from (outer truth) Stream Of Events TO (inner truth) Grasp Single Concepts
Step 5.7 Advance from (outer truth) Self-Perception TO (inner truth) Self-Definition
Step 5.8 Advance from (outer truth) Isolated In Sensing, Feeling And Perceiving TO (inner truth) All-One Thinking Being
Step 5.9 Advance from (outer truth) Blind Will TO (inner truth) Unity Gained By Conceptual Analysis Of Percepts
Step 5.10 Advance from (outer truth) Multiplicity Of Objects Of Equal Value TO (inner truth) Corresponding Intuition
Step 5.11 Advance from (outer truth) Gathering Percepts TO (inner truth) Conceptual Connections Of Percepts
Step 5.12 Advance from (outer truth) Objective Percept TO (inner truth) Subjective Memory-Idea

“An idea, then, is an individualized concept. And now we can understand how objects in the real world can be represented to us by ideas.”

CHAPTER 6 INDIVIDUALITY
INDIVIDUALIZED TRUTH
Striving for reality based ideas
Independent Thinking
Domain: Cognition - ideation process, observation of idea
6.0 Advance from (outer truth) Ideas Identical To External Objects TO Ideas Conform To Universal Element In Percept And Self
Step 6.1 Advance from (outer truth) Sense Mechanical Process Of Motion TO (inner truth) Perception Of Motion
Step 6.2 Advance from (outer truth) Intuition Unities With Percept (moment of observation) TO (inner truth) Idea Is Individualized Intuition
Step 6.3 Advance from (outer truth) Concept Acquires Individualized Form (moment of observation) TO (inner truth) Idea Is Individualized Concept
Step 6.4 Advance from Unthinking Traveler and Abstract Scholar (outer truth) TO (inner truth) Idea Is Acquired Experience
Step 6.5 Advance from (outer truth) Idea Is Subjective Representation Of Reality TO (inner truth) Cognitive Personality: Objective Percept, Concept And Idea
Step 6.6 Advance from (outer truth) Thinking Relates Percept To Concept TO (inner truth) Experience Pleasure or Pain
Step 6.7 Advance from (outer truth) Universal Thought TO (inner truth) Individual Feelings
Step 6.8 Advance from (outer truth) Swing Between Universal Thought and Personal Feelings TO (inner truth) True Individuality
Step 6.9 Advance from (outer truth) Way We Form Ideas TO (inner truth) Individual Environment
Step 6.10 Advance from (outer truth) Our organization TO (inner truth) Intensity Of Feelings
Step 6.11 Advance from (outer truth) Feeling-Life Devoid Of Thought TO (inner truth) Education Of Feelings
Step 6.12 Advance from (outer truth) Concepts TO (inner truth) Living Concepts

“It follows from the concept of cognizing, as we have defined it, that we cannot speak of limits to cognition.”

CHAPTER 7 ARE THERE LIMITS TO KNOWLEDGE?
COGNITIVE SATISFACTION
Striving for cognitive unity
Cognitive Thinking
Domain: Cognition - cognition process, observation of cognition
7.0 Advance from (outer truth) World Of Appearance TO (inner truth) Unified Reality
Step 7.1 Advance from (outer truth) Facts Of Experience TO (inner truth) Reconcile with Hypothetical World Principle
Step 7.2 Advance from (outer truth) Ego-hood's Questions TO (inner truth) Reconcile with Ego-hood's Answers
Step 7.3 Advance from (outer truth) Familiar Perceptions TO (inner truth) Reconcile with Familiar Concepts
Step 7.4 Advance from (outer truth) Unconscious Formation Of Percept TO (inner truth) Reconcile with Conceptual Representation Of Objective Reality
Step 7.5 Advance from (outer truth) Real Principles TO (inner truth) Reconcile with Ideal Principles
Step 7.6 Advance from (outer truth) Real Evidence of Senses TO (inner truth) Reconcile with Ideal Evidence
Step 7.7 Advance from (outer truth) Vanishing Perceptions TO (inner truth) Reconcile with Ideal Entities
Step 7.8 Advance from (outer truth) Perceptible Reality TO (inner truth) Reconcile with Imperceptible Reality
Step 7.9 Advance from (outer truth) Sum of Perceptions TO (inner truth) Reconcile with Laws of Nature
Step 7.10 Advance from (outer truth) Separation Of “I” TO (inner truth) Reconcile with Reunion of “I” into World Continuity
Step 7.11 Advance from (outer truth) Sum of Effects TO (inner truth) Reconcile with Underlying Causes
Step 7.12 Advance from (outer truth) Subjective World TO (inner truth) Reconcile with Objective World Continuity

PART II: PRACTICE
The Reality of Freedom

TRUE SELF

"The Philosophy of Feeling is Mysticism. The error in the mystical form of intuition is that it wants to experience in feeling what should be attained as knowledge."

Chapter 8 THE FACTORS OF LIFE
Personality

8.0 Advance from (outer truth) Perception Of Self TO (inner truth) Knowing Being
Step 8.1 Advance from (outer truth) Feeling Personality TO (inner truth) Knowing Personality
Step 8.2 Advance from (outer truth) Perception Of Feeling TO (inner truth) Reality Of Personality
Step 8.3 Advance from (outer truth) Incomplete Reality Of Feeling TO (inner truth) Full Reality Of Feeling
Step 8.4 Advance from (outer truth) Blind Mass Of Feelings TO (inner truth) Concept Of Self
Step 8.5 Advance from (outer truth) Feeling Of Existence TO (inner truth) Knowledge Of Existence
Step 8.6 Advance from (outer truth) Instrument Of Knowledge Is Feeling TO (inner truth) Instrument Of Knowledge Is Thinking
Step 8.7 Advance from (outer truth) Feeling World Principle TO (inner truth)
Conceptual World Principle
Step 8.8 Advance from (outer truth) Universal Principle Of Mystical Feeling Intuition TO (inner truth) Universal Principle Of Knowledge
Step 8.9 Advance from (outer truth) Willing Personality TO (inner truth) Conceptual Factor In Act Of Will
Step 8.10 Advance from (outer truth) Principle Of Reality Is Will l TO (inner truth) Conceptual Principle Of Reality
Step 8.11 Advance from (outer truth) Real Principle Of Feeling Or Willing TO (inner truth) Conceptual Principle Of Knowledge
Step 8.12 Advance from (outer truth) Universal Will Of World TO (inner truth) Conceptually Relate Will To World

"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."

Chapter 9 THE IDEA OF FREEDOM
9.0 Advance from (outer truth) Conceptual Intuition Of Act Of Cognition TO (inner truth) Conceptual Intuition Of Act Of Will
Step 9.1 Advance from (outer truth) Acts Of Will Not Determined By Ideas TO (inner truth) Idealistic Will
Step 9.2 Advance from (outer truth) Motive Of Will TO (inner truth) Ethical Character
Step 9.3 Advance from (outer truth) Characterological Disposition TO (inner truth) Motivated Idea
Step 9.4A Advance from (outer truth) Levels Of Characterological Disposition TO (inner truth) Practical Reason
Step 9.4B Advance from (outer truth) Levels Of Motive TO (inner truth) Conceptual Intuition
Step 9.5 Advance from (outer truth) Conduct Determined By Driving Force Or Motive TO (inner truth) Ethical Intuition
Step 9.6 Advance from (outer truth) Action Determined By Situation TO (inner truth) Situational Idea
Step 9.7 Advance from (outer truth) Ethical Content TO (inner truth) Ethical Individualism
Step 9.8 Advance from (outer truth) Ethical Principle TO (inner truth) Love Of Goal
Step 9.9 Advance from (outer truth) Good And Evil TO (inner truth) Impulse Of Freedom
Step 9.10 Advance from (outer truth) Common Moral Order TO (inner truth) Harmony Of Intentions
Step 9.11 Advance from (outer truth) Concept Of Free Spirit TO (inner truth) Actualize Free Spirit
Step 9.12 Advance from (outer truth) Laws Of The State TO (inner truth) Social Order Favors Individual

"According to the Monistic view, man's action is unfree when he obeys some perceptible external compulsion, it is free when he obeys none but himself."

CHAPTER 10 MONISM AND THE PHILOSOPHY OF FREEDOM
Moral Authority
10.0 Advance from (outer truth) External Moral Authority TO (inner truth) Inner Moral Authority
Step 10.1 Advance from (outer truth) Mechanical Necessity TO (inner truth) Illusion Of Freedom
Step 10.2 Advance from (outer truth) Dictates Of Spiritual Being TO (inner truth) Reason Expresses Decisions Of The Absolute
Step 10.3 Advance from (outer truth) Materialistic Automaton And Spiritualistic Slave TO (inner truth) No Room For Freedom
Step 10.4 Advance from (outer truth) Imposed Moral Principles TO (inner truth) Freedom Destroyed
Step 10.5 Advance from (outer truth) Accept Moral Principles From Others TO (inner truth) Obey Inner Moral Principles
Step 10.6 Advance from (outer truth) Accusation Of Unconscious Compulsion TO (inner truth) Evidence Of Unfreedom
Step 10.7 Advance from (outer truth) Unfree In World Of Percepts TO (inner truth) Inner Spirit Is Free
Step 10.8 Advance from (outer truth) Moral Ruler Of The World TO (inner truth) Free Creation Of Morality
Step 10.9 Advance from (outer truth) Free Or Not Free? TO (inner truth) Reach The Free Spirit
Step 10.10 Advance from (outer truth) Stages Of Development TO (inner truth) Find Own Self
Step 10.11 Advance from (outer truth) Naive And Speculative Maxims TO (inner truth) Emancipation From Imposed Moral Maxims
Step 10.12 Advance from (outer truth) Moral Maxims Originated By Higher Beings TO (inner truth) Humanist Morality

"What is man's purpose in life? Monism has but one answer: The purpose which he gives to himself. I have no predestined mission in the world; my mission, at any one moment, is that which I choose for myself."

Chapter 11 WORLD PURPOSE AND LIFE PURPOSE (The Destiny Of Man)
Concept Of Purpose
11.0 Advance from (outer truth) Cause And Effect TO (inner truth) Human Purposeful Action
Step 11.1 Advance from (outer truth) Percept Cause Precedes Percept Effect TO (inner truth) Analyze Event Into Cause And Effect By Means Of Concepts Cause And Effect
Step 11.2 Advance from (outer truth) Percept Effect Is Result Of Percept Cause TO (inner truth) Conceptual Factor Of Effect Influences The Cause
Step 11.3 Advance from (outer truth) Lawful Connection Between Cause And effect TO (inner truth) Human Perceptible Purpose
Step 11.4 Advance from (outer truth) Ideal Connections Of Nature TO (inner truth) Imagined Perceptible Purpose In Nature
Step 11.5 Advance from (outer truth) Purposes Of Nature TO (inner truth) Laws Of Nature
Step 11.6 Advance from (outer truth) Life Purpose TO (inner truth) Realization Of Idea
Step 11.7 Advance from (outer truth) Predestined Mission TO (inner truth) Chosen Mission
Step 11.8 Advance from (outer truth) Ideas Realized By History TO (inner truth) Ideas Realized By Human Beings
Step 11.9 Advance from (outer truth) Unity And Order In World TO (inner truth) Formative Principle Of Nature
Step 11.10 Advance from (outer truth) Adaptation In Nature TO (inner truth) Teleology
Step 11.11 Advance from (outer truth) Coherence Of Members Within Whole TO (inner truth) Embodied Idea
Step 11.12 Advance from (outer truth) See Lawful Linkage Of Cause And Effect TO (inner truth) Rejection Of Purpose In World Or Nature

"External powers may prevent me from doing what I will, but that is only to condemn me to do nothing. Not until they enslave my spirit, drive my motives out of my head, and put their own motives in the place of mine, do they really aim at making me unfree."

Chapter 12 MORAL IMAGINATION (Darwinism and Morality)
12.0 Advance from (outer truth) Act On Existing Idea TO (inner truth) Originate Moral Decision
Step 12.1 Advance from (outer truth) Universal Conceptual Motive TO (inner truth) Concrete Idea
Step 12.2 Advance from (outer truth) Preach Moral Rules TO (inner truth) Produce Moral Imaginations
Step 12.3 Advance from (outer truth) Change Direction Of World TO (inner truth) Moral Technique To Avoid Violating Natural Laws
Step 12.4 Advance from (outer truth) Moral Ideas Regulate Life TO (inner truth) Natural Science Of Moral Ideas
Step 12.5 Advance from (outer truth) Normative Moral Laws TO (inner truth) Newly Created Moral Laws
Step 12.6 Advance from (outer truth) Traditional Moral Doctrines TO (inner truth) Moral Productivity
Step 12.7 Advance from (outer truth) Theory Of Evolution TO (inner truth) Ethical Individualism
Step 12.8 Advance from (outer truth) Supernatural Influence TO (inner truth)
Natural Evolution Of Moral Life
Step 12.9 Advance from (outer truth) Characterization Of Action As Free TO (inner truth) Observation Of Ethical Idea
Step 12.10 Advance from (outer truth) Freedom Is Perfected Human Action TO (inner truth) Natural Origin Of Free Actions (see revised 1918, Realize Pure Conceptual Intuition)
Step 12.11 Advance from (outer truth) Able To Do What I Will TO (inner truth) Do What One Considers Right
Step 12.12 Advance from (outer truth) Do What Another Regards As Right (Enslave Spirit By Attacking Impure Thoughts) TO (inner truth) Do Nothing

“Moral ideals have their root in the moral imagination of man. Their realization depends on the desire for them being sufficiently intense to overcome pains and agonies. They are what he wills, because their realization is his highest pleasure.”

Chapter13 THE VALUE OF LIFE (Optimism and Pessimism)
13.0 Advance from (outer truth) Life Is Good (optimism) TO (inner truth) Life Is Full Of Misery (pessimism)
Step 13.1 Advance from (outer truth) Best Possible World TO (inner truth) Cooperative Participation
Step 13.2 Advance from (outer truth) Pain Of Striving TO (inner truth) Universal Idleness
Step 13.3 Advance from (outer truth) Pain Outweighs Pleasure TO (inner truth) Selfless Service
Step 13.4 Advance from (outer truth) Pleasure Of Striving TO (inner truth) Future Goal
Step 13.5 Advance from (outer truth) Quantity Of Pleasure TO (inner truth) Rational Estimation Of Feeling
Step 13.6 Advance from (outer truth) Quality Of Pleasure TO (inner truth) Critical Examination Of Feeling
Step 13.7 Advance from (outer truth) TO Pursuit Of Pleasure (inner truth) Hopelessness Of Egotism
Step 13.8 Advance from (outer truth) Value Of Pleasure TO (inner truth) Satisfaction Of Needs
Step 13.9 Advance from (outer truth) Will For Pleasure TO (inner truth) Intensity Of Desire
Step 13.10 Advance from (outer truth) Magnitude Of Pleasure TO (inner truth) Amusement
Step 13.11 Advance from (outer truth) Highest Pleasure TO (inner truth) Realization Of Moral Ideals
Step 13.12 Advance from (outer truth) Joy Of Achievement TO (inner truth) Measure Achievement Against Aims

“An ethnic group is a whole, and the members belonging to it exhibit characteristic traits that are determined by the nature of the group… However, the human being frees himself from these typical characteristics. He develops his own traits and roles for reasons that can only be found in himself.”

Chapter 14 INDIVIDUALITY AND TYPE
14.0 Advance from (outer truth) Group Member TO (inner truth) Free Individuality
Step 14.1 Advance from (outer truth) Ethnic Group TO (inner truth) Group Type
Step 14.2 Advance from (outer truth) Typical Nature TO (inner truth) Emancipation From Type
Step 14.3 Advance from (outer truth) Opportunity Determined By Typical Characteristics TO (inner truth) Opportunity Determined By Ability And Inclination
Step 14.4 Advance from (outer truth) Suited To Profession According To Natural Disposition TO (inner truth) Suited To Profession According To Performance
Step 14.5 Advance from (outer truth) Laws Of Type TO (inner truth) Free Self-Determination
Step 14.6 Advance from (outer truth) Conceptual Content Of Group TO (inner truth) Individual Thinking
Step 14.7 Advance from (outer truth) Traits Indicate Goals TO (inner truth) Individual Goals
Step 14.8 Advance from (outer truth) Concepts Of Type TO (inner truth) Individual Views And Actions
Step 14.9 Advance from (outer truth) Mind's Preconceptions TO (inner truth) Emancipation Of Knowing
Step 14.10 Advance from (outer truth) Animal Life And Decrees TO (inner truth) Free Spirit Within Community
Step 14.11 Advance from (outer truth) Imitation And Obedience TO (inner truth) Free Ethical Conduct
Step 14.12 Advance from (outer truth) Moral Life Of Humanity TO (inner truth) Moral Contribution To Humanity