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Thinking about Knowing

November 2018
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  • Publisher
    Rudolf Steiner College
  • Published
    14th November 2018
  • ISBN 9780916786816
  • Pages 66 pp.
  • Size 5.5" x 8.5"

This book bases its arguments on nothing other than the recognition of a living dichotomy of the human being in "I" and self, in the knower and being known. It attempt to develop what this implies and to lead this implication to the point where knowing—as Rudolf Steiner describes it—must, and can, proceed beyond the knowing of sense-perceptible beings and phenomena to those of the suprasensory world. This, Steiner was convinced, must happen if the sense-perceptible world itself is to be correctly understood, and if answers are to be found to the deeper questions raised by our scientific and moral preoccupation with it. In this text, the author refers frequently to the lemniscate, which is a single figure, complete in itself, and bounded by a single line. Yet, because it gives the appearance of two distinct parts, it serves the author's case. Rudolf Steiner held that knowledge, whether of the sensory world or the suprasensory world, is a unity. It is a paradox of two seemingly different worlds held together by a unitary activity of knowing.

Alan Howard

Alan Howard was a teacher in public and Waldorf schools in England for about 35 years and editor of Child and Man, a magazine for Waldorf education in Great Britain. He emigrated to Canada to help found the first Waldorf school in Toronto. After retiring from teaching, he relocated to Vancouver and wrote for anthroposophical journals and lectured for the Anthroposophical Society throughout North America.