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Individualism in Philosophy
GA 30

In this essay, Steiner shows that active self-knowledge opens a person to the essential being of the world, with which he is inwardly then so united that he can say with equal truth, “I am” and “I am the world.”

This is the first English translation of Rudolf Steiner's essay “Egoismus in Philosophie” (1899), first published in Arthur Dix's collection of essays entitled Der Egoismus. This essay is also published under the title “Der Individualismus in der Philosophie” in Methodische Grundlagen der Anthroposophie: gesammelte Aufsätze 1884–1901.

Translator's Introduction
Individualism in Philosophy
Appendix I
Opening pages of the last chapter of Rudolf Steiner's Riddles of Philosophy, 1914
Appendix II
Statements about this essay by Rudolf Steiner from Chapter XXXI of his autobiography, The Course of My Life