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Truth and Knowledge
GA 3

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.

This is an authorized translation for the Western Hemisphere, and is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner-Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

  1. Preliminary Remarks
  2. Kant's Basic Epistemological Question
  3. Epistemology Since Kant
  4. The Starting Point of Epistemology
  5. Cognition and Reality
  6. Epistemology Free of Assumptions and Fichte's Science of Knowledge
  7. Epistemological Conclusion
  8. Practical Conclusion