The Post-War Surgence: the Twenties

  • W. A. C. Stewart

Abstract

ALL THROUGH his writing Steiner proclaims that he could never accept the sense-world as an ultimate. Physical perceptions are real enough and so are sense-data, and everyone can agree that thinking and systematic logic represent an analysis of situations and experience which can be more or less verified:

I wished to turn away from that road to knowledge which looked towards the sense-world, and which would then break through from the sense-world into true reality. I desired to make clear that true reality is to be sought not by such a breaking through from without, but by sinking down into the inner life of man.… When from witliin man sense-free thought comes forth to meet the sensc-perception … the human spirit, living its own life within, meets the spirit of the world which is now no longer concealed from man behind the sense-world, but weaves and breathes within the sense-world.1

Keywords

Europe Folk Ethos 

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Notes

  1. 1.
    R. Steiner, The Story of My Life (London, 1928), p. 116.Google Scholar
  2. 5.
    L. F. Edmunds, Rudolf Steiner Education (London, 1962), p. 15.Google Scholar
  3. 11.
    Quoted in Joan Ruder ‘Curative Education ’, in The Faithful Thinker, ed. A. C. Harwood (London, 1961), p. 207.Google Scholar

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© W. A. C. Stewart 1972

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