Steiner Rudolf - Goethe's world view

Author : Steiner Rudolf
Title : Goethe's world view
Year : 1918

Link download :

Preface to the New Edition, 1918. In 1897 I undertook to describe in this book the Goethean world view; I wanted to draw together what the study of the Goethean spiritual life over the course of many years had given me. The “Preface to the First Edition” gives a picture of what I felt my goal to be back then. Were I writing this preface today I would not write it any differently with respect to content but only with respect to style. But since I see no reason to change anything essential in the rest of the book, it would seem to me dishonest to take a different tone today in speaking about the feelings with which I sent the book into the world twenty years ago. Neither what I have been able to follow in the Goethe literature since its publication nor the findings presented by recent natural scientific research have changed the thought I expressed in the book. I believe I am not without understanding for the great advances of this research in the last twenty years. But I do not believe that it gives any reason to speak differently at present about Goethe's world view than I did in 1897. What I said about the relationship of the Goethean world view to the situation then with respect to the generally accepted ideas about nature also seems valid to me with respect to the natural science of our day. The stance of my book would not be any different had I written it today. Only some additions and expansions which seemed important to me in many places distinguish this new edition from the old one. In the epilogue to this new edition I have expressed the fact that what I have published in the last sixteen years about spiritual science also cannot cause me to make any essential change in content. Rudolf Steiner. ...

1432 reads

You might also like

Support Balder Ex-Libris ! Knowledge is not free

We share books for free, but maintaining such a site online requires costly hosting. You can...

Continue reading

Soberana Evropa - Rome contra Judaea, Judaea contra Rome

Author : Soberana Evropa Title : Rome contra Judaea, Judaea contra Rome Year : 2018 Link download :...

Continue reading

Gorsleben Rudolf John - Hoch-Zeit der Menschheit

Author : Gorsleben Rudolf John Title : Hoch-Zeit der Menschheit Year : 2002 Link download :...

Continue reading

Steiner Rudolf - Nutrition

Author : Steiner Rudolf Title : _Nutrition Food, health and spiritual development Year : Link...

Continue reading

Gordienko Irina - Sergei O. Prokofieff Myth and reality

Author : Gordienko Irina Title : Sergei O. Prokofieff Myth and reality Year : 1998 Link download :...

Continue reading


Balder Ex-Libris
Review of books rare and missing

Balder Ex-Libris