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Goethean Science

$24.95
 Format: Paperback  Author: Rudolf Steiner  Category: Amazon, Anthroposophy, Esoterica, Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832 -- Philosophy., Science  Reading Age: Adult  Grade Level: Senior High School  Publisher: Mercury Press  Published: January 1, 1988  ISBN-10: 1957569328  ISBN-13: 9781957569321  Pages: 264  Language: English  Dimension: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches  Item Weight: 12 oz  On-Line  Buy from Amazon
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Goethean Science features Rudolf Steiner’s introductions to Goethe’s works, re-visioning the meaning of knowledge and how we attain it. Goethe had discovered how thinking could be applied to organic nature and that this experience requires not just rational concepts but a whole new way of perceiving.

At the youthful age of twenty-one, Steiner was chosen to edit Goethe’s scientific writings for the principle Goethe edition of his time. Goethe’s literary genius was universally acknowledged; it was Steiner’s task to understand and comment on Goethe’s scientific achievements. Steiner recognized the significance of Goethe’s work with nature and his epistemology, and here began Steiner’s own training in epistemology and spiritual science.

In an age when science and technology have been linked to great catastrophes, many are looking for new ways to interact with nature. With a fundamental declaration of the interpenetration of our consciousness and the world around us, Steiner shows how Goethe’s approach points the way to a more compassionate and intimate involvement with nature. (GA 1)

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Rudolf Steiner

Rudolf Steiner [1861-1925]: This is the guy who designed the Goetheanum I and II, developed Waldorf Education, Curative Education, a new art form, Eurythmy, and is the Father of Organic Architecture! He did some other pretty creative stuff, also. One...

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