Rudolf Steiner

Steiner {{circa|1905}} Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner (27 or 25 February 1861 – 30 March 1925) was an Austrian occultist, social reformer, architect, esotericist, and claimed clairvoyant. Steiner gained initial recognition at the end of the nineteenth century as a literary critic and published works including ''The Philosophy of Freedom''. At the beginning of the twentieth century he founded an esoteric spiritual movement, anthroposophy, with roots in German idealist philosophy and theosophy. His teachings are influenced by Christian Gnosticism}} (for heresiologists it is little doubt that these are neognosticism). Many of his ideas are pseudoscientific. He was also prone to pseudohistory.

In the first, more philosophically oriented phase of this movement, Steiner attempted to find a synthesis between science and spirituality. His philosophical work of these years, which he termed "spiritual science", sought to apply what he saw as the clarity of thinking characteristic of Western philosophy to spiritual questions, differentiating this approach from what he considered to be vaguer approaches to mysticism. In a second phase, beginning around 1907, he began working collaboratively in a variety of artistic media, including drama, dance and architecture, culminating in the building of the Goetheanum, a cultural centre to house all the arts. In the third phase of his work, beginning after World War I, Steiner worked on various ostensibly applied projects, including Waldorf education, biodynamic agriculture, and anthroposophical medicine.

Steiner advocated a form of ethical individualism, to which he later brought a more explicitly spiritual approach. He based his epistemology on Johann Wolfgang Goethe's world view in which "thinking…is no more and no less an organ of perception than the eye or ear. Just as the eye perceives colours and the ear sounds, so thinking perceives ideas." A consistent thread that runs through his work is the goal of demonstrating that there are no limits to human knowledge. Provided by Wikipedia
Showing 1 - 20 results of 69 for search 'Steiner, Rudolf, 1861-1925', query time: 0.22s Refine Results
  1. 1
  2. 2
    by Steiner, Rudolf, 1861-1925
    Published 1978
    Book
  3. 3
    by Steiner, Rudolf, 1861-1925
    Published 1971
    Book
  4. 4
  5. 5
    by Steiner, Rudolf, 1861-1925
    Published 1968
    Book
  6. 6
  7. 7
    by Steiner, Rudolf, 1861-1925
    Published 1964
    Book
  8. 8
    by Steiner, Rudolf, 1861-1925
    Published 1985
    Book
  9. 9
    by Steiner, Rudolf, 1861-1925
    Published 1973
    Book
  10. 10
    by Steiner, Rudolf, 1861-1925
    Published 1984
    Book
  11. 11
  12. 12
  13. 13
  14. 14
    by Steiner, Rudolf, 1861-1925
    Published 1950
    Book
  15. 15
  16. 16
  17. 17
  18. 18
    by Steiner, Rudolf, 1861-1925
    Published 1997
    Book
  19. 19
    by Steiner, Rudolf, 1861-1925
    Published 1962
    Book
  20. 20
Search Tools: RSS Feed Email Search