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  • Myla Robert LeMaster-Gruber
    Mar 31 8:43 PM
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      Yes, deep concentration, and also, a boat load of money. Education should not cost so much, monetarily.

      Thanks, for the education sources. The Great Courses would be nice if they weren't over-priced.


      --- In anthroposophy_tomorrow@yahoogroups.com, "elfuncle" <elfuncle@...> wrote:
      > --- In anthroposophy_tomorrow@yahoogroups.com, "ted.wrinch"
      > <ted.wrinch@> wrote:
      > > In looking through our archives on this topic, I came across an
      > interesting message from around six years ago that was forwarded to the
      > list from Staudi in response to a message of Tarjei's (message 29598).
      > Staudi offers his typical opinion on Steiner's philosophical writings,
      > saying that:
      > >
      > > "...they contain a mildly interesting epistemology that was pretty
      > much run of the mill for its time and place.."
      > It's already been established repeatedly and with many examples that PS
      > has no understanding whatsoever of what epistemology means. As an
      > alleged historian, his shortcomings with regard to the history of
      > thought, of philosophy, makes his claim to analytical study of how
      > theosophy and anthroposophy evolved in Germany in confluence with
      > völkish ideas extremely shaky.
      > Here is something that may remedy that situation:
      > Modern Intellectual Tradition: From Descartes to Derrida
      > <http://www.thegreatcourses.com/tgc/courses/course_detail.aspx?cid=4790>
      > Taught By Professor Lawrence Cahoone, Ph.D., Stony Brook University,
      > College of the Holy Cross. Thirty-six lectures, 30 minutes each. Heavy
      > stuff, requires deep concentration, but the reward is a good general
      > survey of the evolution of thought from the beginning of the
      > Enlightenment to our own time. Existentialism could have been treated in
      > some more detail, perhaps, but that's available elsewhere.
      > > He continues with a comparison with Steiner's later, anthroposophical
      > writings:
      > >
      > > "I have a much higher estimation of Steiner's pre-1900 philosophical
      > writings than I do of his mature theosophical and anthroposophical
      > works..."
      > PS' estimations of anything, whether "higher" or "lower," are completely
      > irrelevant and uninteresting, and of absolutely no consequence beyond
      > what may possibly be compared to the ramblings of David Irving. It's
      > only a big yawn. (Because PS identifies with all academia and
      > scholarship and higher learning just like Adolf Hitler identified
      > himself with the German people and nation, he's likely to interpret this
      > remark of mine as yet another example of how esotericists are totally
      > uninterested in study, period. According to his equation, Study=reading
      > PS' ramblings.)
      > Tarjei
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