Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 35

Can I know life's reality
So that it's found again
Within my soul's creative urge?
I feel that I am granted power
To make my self, as humble part,
At home within the cosmic self.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 9

When I forget the narrow will of self,
The cosmic warmth that heralds summer's glory
Fills all my soul and spirit;
To lose myself in light
Is the command of spirit vision
And intuition tells me strongly:
O lose yourself to find yourself.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Truth and Knowledge
GA 3

This work in the German original, Wahrheit und Wissenschaft, first appeared in 1892 in the form of Rudolf Steiner's doctoral dissertation at the University of Rostock. Since that time, German and English editions have appeared. Truth and Knowledge or Truth and Science is a suitable introduction to Dr. Steiner's philosophical treatise entitled Philosophy of Spiritual Activity. It was originally published in German as, Wahrheit und Wissenschaft Vorspiel einer “Philosophie der Freiheit.”

Truth and Knowledge (1963)

This work, essentially Steiner's doctoral dissertation, which is subtitled “Introduction to the Philosophy of Freedom.” is just that: an essential work in the foundations of anthroposophy in which the epistemological foundations of spiritual cognition are clearly and logically laid forth.

It was bundled together with The Philosophy of Spiritual Activity in the same volume. These books were translated by Rita Stebbing.


Truth and Knowledge (1981)

This edition appears to have the same content as the 1963 edition above. In this case, it was not bundled with any other book ... just the second printing of Truth and Knowledge, translated by Rita Stebbing.


Wahrheit und Wissenschaft

Vorspiel einer «Philosophie der Freiheit»
Seine 1892 erstmals als erweiterte Buchausgabe unter dem Titel «Wahrheit und Wissenschaft» erschienene Dissertation über Erkenntnistheorie bezeichnete Rudolf Steiner zu Recht als «Vorspiel einer ‹Philosophie der Freiheit›», denn alle zentralen Punkte des späteren Hauptwerkes sind hier im Keim angelegt.


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