The Philosophy of Freedom: The Basis for a Modern World Conception

The Philosophy of Freedom: The Basis for a Modern World Conception


By (author) Rudolf Steiner, Translated by Michael Wilson

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  • Publisher: SteinerBooks, Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 264 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 216mm x 23mm | 45g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2000
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1855840820
  • ISBN 13: 9781855840829
  • Edition: 7, New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 244,915

Product description

This special reprint, featuring the acclaimed translation by Michael Wilson, is being made available again in response to public demand.Are we free, whether we know if or not? Or is our sense of freedom merely an illusion? Rudolf Steiner tackles this age-old problem in a new way. He shows that by taking account of our own activity of thinking, we can know the reasons for our actions. And if these reasons are taken from our world of ideals, then our actions are free, because we alone determine them. But this freedom cannot be settled for us by philosophical argument. It is not simply granted to us. If we want to become free, we have to strive through our own inner activity to overcome our unconscious urges and habits of thought. In order to do this we must reach a point of view that recognizes no limits to knowledge, sees through all illusions, and opens the door to an experience of the reality of the spiritual world. then we an achieve the highest level of evolution.

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