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By Frank M. Oppenheim,Rebecca Kneale Gould ,Gertrude Reif Hughes ,Robert McDermott,Douglas Sloan ,David Ray Griffin ,Dan McKanan

ISBN-10: 1584201371

ISBN-13: 9781584201373

Few thinkers from outdoors the U.S. have touched American tradition in as some ways as Rudolf Steiner. Agriculture, schooling, spirituality, and medicine—or extra accurately, replacement practices in those fields—all endure transparent marks of his impression, for people with eyes to determine. but the very breadth of Steiner's influence has might be made him more durable, no longer more straightforward, for observers of yank tradition to note. The phrases Waldorf schooling and biodynamic agriculture are extra widely known than Rudolf Steiner himself or Anthroposophy. Anthroposophic tasks are typically understood relating to parallel projects with varied religious roots, instead of in terms of the wealthy cloth of Steiner's worldview. americans quite often think biodynamic agriculture as a extra excessive type of organics and Waldorf faculties as 'like Montessori colleges in basic terms extra so.' while I describe the Camphill stream, so much interlocutors reply with 'Is that just like the L'arche movement?' And millions of consumers at future health nutrition cooperatives and full meals supermarkets buy Weleda pores and skin lotion, diaper cream, or homeopathic treatments with little feel of connection to Steiner's imaginative and prescient of spirit energetic on the planet. —Dan McKanan (from the foreword). American Philosophy and Rudolf Steiner aspires to elevate Steiner's profile via digging into only one box of inquiry: philosophy. prior to he turned identified to the realm as a transmitter of clairvoyant knowledge, Steiner used to be an educational thinker, editor of the clinical writings of Goethe and writer of a foundational paintings in philosophy, The Philosophy of Freedom: the root for a contemporary Worldview, released in 1894. That booklet expressed in philosophical phrases a number of the principles that will later grow to be imperative to the non secular technological know-how of Anthroposophy. although the authors hide quite a lot of issues, such a lot proportion an elegiac tone. They see nice capability for discussion among Rudolf Steiner and the good American philosophers of the 19th and early 20th centuries. American philosophy could have taken a improper flip within the mid-twentieth century, whilst pragmatism gave technique to a convention of analytical philosophy that eschewed metaphysics as inherently meaningless and fascinated with the coherence or incoherence of linguistic constructions. still, many new websites of capability discussion exist among Steiner and American philosophy. 5 of the articles during this quantity have been written as a part of a seminar on Rudolf Steiner and American idea as a part of a undertaking for the Renewal of Philosophy, technological know-how, and schooling backed via Laurance S. Rockefeller. a number of the contributions have been initially released in ReVision: A magazine of attention and Transformation (spring and summer time 1991).

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