Invitation to study "Basic Issues"
- Dear All,
If you are interested in actively and constructively studying Rudolf
Steiner's "Basic Issues of the Social Question" you are invited to join
We will start on March 1st with the translator's introduction:
We are asking new subscribers to send an introductory
post giving their reasons for participating and their hopes and
expectations for the group.
SteinerStudy was founded in October 2000 and is still moderated by
JoAnn Schwartz and myself. Then SteinerStudy was the first - and as far
as I know still is the only - internet based group to study in a
focused way a specific work of Steiner. We started with the "Philosophy
of Freedom" and have indeed now finished it, 31/2 years and some 4300 e-
mails later. Now we feel it is worthwhile to move from the foundations
of individual morality to the principles governing social live around
the globe, as described in "Basic Issues". While studying this we will
continuously try to find out the current implications of these thoughts
coined by Steiner in 1919 and see how they disseminated into e.g. the
recent works of Nicanor Perlas and Yeshayahu Ben-Aharon.
We try to work together in a rather liberal, very loosely moderated
way, but also welcome new methodological ideas, which we mostly discuss
and seldom follow.
The language we try to converse in is English - even if not everybody
in the group belongs to the selected few which have learned English
from their mother...