• Only Possible Critique of the Atomistic Concepts. Discussion part three

    by Mieke Mosmuller

    22-11-2017 0 comments

    Only Possible Critique of the Atomistic Concepts. Discussion part three

    If we compare these sentences with those from Rudolf Steiner's later life, the sentences that bear the title: Anthroposophical Leading Thoughts, we find the alteration, the remodeling, the spiritual meaning of this early essay by Rudolf Steiner. We then see how the sensual-perceptible world is an image, just the work, of the div... read more...

  • Discussion of the article 'Only Possible Critique of the Atomistic Concepts' of Rudolf Steiner from 1882. Part two

    by Mieke Mosmuller

    15-11-2017 0 comments

    Discussion of the article 'Only Possible Critique of the Atomistic Concepts' of Rudolf Steiner from 1882. Part two

    In the next piece of text taken from the article 'Only possible critique of the atomistic concepts' by Rudolf Steiner, the principle of knowledge based on experience is formulated once again in very clear sentences. In this article of the still very young Steiner the wonderful musicality of the composition is already there. He p... read more...

  • The reversal of the position in knowing

    by Mieke Mosmuller

    08-11-2017 2 comments

    The reversal of the position in knowing

    In this article the reversal of the relationship between sensual perception and concepts has been described. In one of his first books, Rudolf Steiner points again to this reversal. It is in 'The Theory of Knowledge Implicit in Goethe's World Conception with Specific Reference to Schiller', GA 2. I quote the passages that are co... read more...

  • Discussion of the article 'Only Possible Critique of the Atomistic Concepts' of Rudolf Steiner from 1882. Part one

    by Mieke Mosmuller

    01-11-2017 2 comments

    Discussion of the article 'Only Possible Critique of the Atomistic Concepts' of Rudolf Steiner from 1882. Part one

    It is one thing to read a text, quite another to understand what is said in it. Here, the question is: What did the author mean? In this article, an important point that recurs several times is the relationship between sensual perception that comes from outside and conceptual understanding that comes from inside. Natural scienc... read more...

  • Only Possible Critique of the Atomistic Concepts

    by Mieke Mosmuller

    25-10-2017 2 comments

    Only Possible Critique of the Atomistic Concepts

    In Antwerpen we studied this article. In the coming weeks I will describe some results of this study. At first a quote. 'Modern natural science regards Experience as the only source for the investigation of truth. And not wrongly, to be sure. Its area is the realm of outer, spatial things and temporal processes.... read more...