13382Re: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] ok, along with all the other reads given on this list....
- Mar 1, 2005At 21:56 01.03.2005, Heather wrote:
>As in PoF, I am full of naive realism and am not even knowing when, orWait a minute. You're full of naive realism as in PoF? I did a double take
>just what I put between myself and the world I am in, the world I view.
>Never knowing the 'true nature' of thinking, the true nature of thinking.
when I saw that and just had to look up the following:
"The naïve man, who acknowledges as real only what he can see with his eyes
and grasp with his hands, requires for his moral life, also, a basis for
action that shall be perceptible to the senses. He requires someone or
something to impart the basis for his action to him in a way that his
senses can understand. He is ready to allow this basis for action to be
dictated to him as commandments by any man whom he considers wiser or more
powerful than himself, or whom he acknowledges for some other reason to be
a power over him. In this way there arise, as moral principles, the
authority of family, state, society, church and God, as previously
described. A man who is very narrow minded still puts his faith in some one
person; the more advanced man allows his moral conduct to be dictated by a
majority (state, society). It is always on perceptible powers that he
builds. The man who awakens at last to the conviction that basically these
powers are human beings as weak as himself, seeks guidance from a higher
power, from a Divine Being, whom he endows, however, with sense perceptible
features. He conceives this Being as communicating to him the conceptual
content of his moral life, again in a perceptible way - whether it be, for
example, that God appears in the burning bush, or that He moves about among
men in manifest human shape, and that their ears can hear Him telling them
what to do and what not to do."
(- Die Philosophie der Freiheit 1894, GA #4: kap. 10: Freiheitsphilosophie
Is this you, Heather? Do you require someone or something to impart the
basis for your action to you in a way that your senses can understand, and
are you ready to allow this basis for action to be dictated to you as
commandments by any person whom you consider wiser or more powerful than
yourself, or whom you acknowledge for some other reason to be a power over
you? Do you build your moral principles on the authority of family, state,
society, church and God?
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