Rudolf Steiner Archive

The Theory of Knowledge Implicit in Goethe's World Conception

Rudolf Steiner Archive Document

Lectures Section

Translation of ‘Grundlinien einer Erkenntnistheorie der Goetheschen Weltanschauung mit besonderer Rücksicht auf Schiller’ (Bibliographie No. 2), 7th edition GAS 1979, published by the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach. Translation by William Lindeman.

By Rudolf Steiner

GA 2

Translation of ‘Grundlinien einer Erkenntnistheorie der Goetheschen Weltanschauung mit besonderer Rücksicht auf Schiller’ (Bibliographie No. 2), 7th edition GAS 1979, published by the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach.

This translation into English was made by William Lindeman, and is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

eText by John Roland Penner.

CONTENTS

Cover Sheet
Contents
Preface to the New Edition of 1924
Foreword to the First Edition

A. PRELIMINARY QUESTIONS
1.The Point of Departure
2.The Science of Goethe According to the Method of Schiller
3.The Task of Science

B. EXPERIENCE
4.Determining the Concept of Experience
5.An Indication as to the Content of Experience
6.Correcting an Erroneous Conception of Experience as a Whole
7.Calling upon the Experience of Every Single Reader

C. THINKING
8.Thinking as a Higher Experience within Experience
9.Thinking and Consciousness
10.The Inner Nature of Thinking

D. SCIENCE
11.Thinking and Perception
12.Intellect and Reason
13.The Activity of Knowing
14.The Ground of Things and the Activity of Knowing

E. THE ACTIVITY OF KNOWING NATURE
15.Inorganic Nature
16.Organic Nature

F. THE HUMANITIES
17.Introduction: Spirit and Nature
18.Psychological Knowing Activity
19.Human Spiritual Activity (Freiheit)
20.Optimism and Pessimism

G. CONCLUSION
21.The Activity of Knowing and Artistic Creativity


Notes to the New Edition, 1924


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