• Conclusion of Rudolf Steiner in his essay of 1882 about atomistic concepts

    by Mieke Mosmuller

    13-12-2017 4 comments

    Conclusion of Rudolf Steiner in his essay of 1882 about atomistic concepts

    'Hence we must subject these two concepts to a discussion. The mechanistic explanation of nature needs for the assumption of its world of atoms, besides the atoms in motion absolute space as well, that is, an empty vacuum, and an absolute time, that is, an unalterable measure of the One-After-Another. But what is space? Absolute... read more...

  • The true face of the atom

    by Mieke Mosmuller

    06-12-2017 3 comments

    The true face of the atom

    The clear thinking of the young Rudolf Steiner identifies the relevant elements from a mass of thoughts about atomistic concepts and finds (in 1882) that the atom is seen as the only principle of reality. It underlies all material and sensual qualities, but has no qualities itself. It is not spatial and is undefined; it is just ... read more...

  • Continuation of the essay about the atomistic concepts by Rudolf Steiner

    by Mieke Mosmuller

    29-11-2017 0 comments

    Continuation of the essay about the atomistic concepts by Rudolf Steiner

    'However opinions may diverge in the detail, atomism ultimately amounts to regarding all sensory qualities, such as: tone, warmth, light, scent, and so on, indeed, if one considers the way thermodynamics derives Boyle's law, even pressure, as mere semblance, mere function of the world of atoms. Only the atom counts as ultimate f... read more...

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

    by Mieke Mosmuller

    22-11-2017 1 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...