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<B>American Philosophy and Rudolf Steiner </B><I> Emerson, Thoreau, Peirce, James, Royce, Dewey, Whitehead, Feminism</I>, MCDERMOTT, ROBERT
1 American Philosophy and Rudolf Steiner Emerson, Thoreau, Peirce, James, Royce, Dewey, Whitehead, Feminism
1584201371 / 9781584201373 2013 Paperback 
Rudolf Steiner's ideas have reached all corners of the globe, touching areas such as agriculture, education, spirituality and medicine. This book focuses on the impact Steiner's philosophy made on signficant American thinkers, including R. W. Emerson, Henry Thoreau, Josiah Royce and John Dewey. Includes contributions by David Ray Griffin, Gertrude Reif Hughes, Frank M. Oppenheim, S. J., Douglas Sloan and Robert McDermott.
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<B>Event in Science, History, Philosophy & Art, The </B><I> </I>, BEN-AHARON, YESHAYAHU
2 Event in Science, History, Philosophy & Art, The
1602648816 / 9781602648814 
A startling and thought-provoking portrayal of how the transformation of human consciousness in modern times is expressed in the fields of Science, History, Philosophy, and Art. Dr. Ben-Aharon shows how creative concepts have been discovered and applied in physics, biology, genetics, and artificial intelligence. In the Philosophy chapter he traces the thought of Deleuze and Guattari, Foucault, Derrida, Badiou and Levinas and shows that this radical thinking is no longer abstract, theoretical reasoning or mere speculation. Rather, it is an exercise in generating real cognitive and moral substance, taking the human beyond the traditional boundaries of body, subjectivity, and identity. The chapter on Art demonstrates how contemporary artistic work joins together with science and thinking to create a new stream of real becoming and evolution. The historical decision of our time is then: are we going to apply this new creativity in social life or will we reverse it into its destructive opposite?
This book is intended for people actively involved in the spiritual, cultural and social challenges of our time, who seek to broaden and deepen their understanding of the influential spiritual streams operating in the present and near future.
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<B>Living on Purpose </B><I> Meaning, Intention and Value</I>, MARTIN, GRAHAM DUNSTAN
3 Living on Purpose Meaning, Intention and Value
0863156320 / 9780863156328 2008 Paperback 
The view of most contemporary thinkers is that there is no purpose or value in the universe, or in nature. Following on from the success of "Does It Matter?" Graham Martin sets out to show this viewpoint to be false. He addresses several big issues, including the problem of evil, the mystery of the afterlife, and evidence for a spiritual dimension to human experience. Ultimately, he argues that our human intuitions give genuine hope of a moral and rational order in the universe. This fascinating and important book is for all those who want to question the modern-day ruling philosophy.
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<B>Logic against Humanity </B><I> The Myth of Science and the Path of Thinking</I>, SCALIGERO, MASSIMO
4 Logic against Humanity The Myth of Science and the Path of Thinking
1584209445 / 9781584209447 
"If a science of thinking is to rise again for humanity, it cannot be the science of discourse. At each moment it must light up out of the idea from which it is born; it must not limit itself to identifying with its conceptual elaboration." - Massimo Scaligero

The Logic against Humanity is considered by many to be Massimo Scaligero’s most important work. It examines the difficulties faced by modern-day philosophers and scientists who employ “discursive” thinking to explain the mystery of human existence. “Discursive” thinking, which accounts for the inherent limitations of rationalism and scientific presumptions, is viewed by Scaligero as a form of mental disorder, widely prevalent in today’s culture. Indeed, he shows how members of the scientific community and academia—unaware of the effect of thinking’s adherence to bodily forces—are often themselves inadvertent diffusers of the mental disorder that they seek to analyze in their research.

In the first half of the book, “The Myth of Science,” Scaligero discusses numerous topics, including ways that the works of Freud and Jung led to the elimination of the “sacred” through the “sacralization” of the unconscious.

In the second half of the book, “The Path of Thinking,” the author contends that, to remedy problems of modern thinking, we must cultivate the perception of the “being” of thinking—a perception that has eluded many thinkers, from Hegel to Krishnamurti, who were unable to liberate their thinking effectively from “discursiveness.”

Massimo Scaligero insists that a “science of thinking” must be engendered within humanity—thinking that transcends the limits of conceptual elaboration—science enlivened continuously by the living being from which it arises. To help us toward this end, Scaligero elucidates a path based on “the techniques of concentration,” which are ultimately necessary to the realization of the “I AM.”

In light of the fact that the latest applications of logic serve methodologies that seem to have lost all connection with the healthy and indispensible human direction, Scaligero's Logic against Humanity does not seem dated but, rather, prophetic. The transformation of thinking that he solicits is needed not only for the future progress of humanity, but is also decisive for us today.

“This book intends to present the urgent need for human autonomy regarding the intellectualistic myths of the present time that feign, in scientific or logical guise, virtues of which they bear only the name: freedom, sociality, progress, pure experience, positivism, methodology, and so on. The author, with respect to the ideas expounded, cannot take into account any rebuttal that proves to be derived from an incomplete reading of the book.

“With the expression ‘the logic against humanity’ the author does not mean to designate logic adverse to the human being but, rather, the series of methods of present-day learning whose logical form is realized to the degree that it renounces the logical spirit from which it draws.” —Massimo Scaligero

MASSIMO SCALIGERO (1906-1980) was born Antonio Scabelloni in Veroli in the province of Frosinone, Lazio, central Italy. He was a contemporary Italian spiritual master who has drank deeply from both Western and Eastern traditions. By direct experience, he was equally at home with Western philosophy and psychology, Western esotericism (Rosicrucianism, Templarism, and Anthroposophy) and Eastern meditative practices (Zen and Tibetan Buddhism).
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<B>On Human Nature </B><I> </I>, SCRUTON, ROGER
5 On Human Nature
069116875X / 9780691168753 Paperback 
In this short book, acclaimed writer and philosopher Roger Scruton presents an original and radical defense of human uniqueness. Confronting the views of evolutionary psychologists, utilitarian moralists, and philosophical materialists such as Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett, Scruton argues that human beings cannot be understood simply as biological objects. We are not only human animals; we are also persons, in essential relation with other persons, and bound to them by obligations and rights. Our world is a shared world, exhibiting freedom, value, and accountability, and to understand it we must address other people face to face and I to I.  

Scruton develops and defends his account of human nature by ranging widely across intellectual history, from Plato and Averroës to Darwin and Wittgenstein. The book begins with Kant's suggestion that we are distinguished by our ability to say "I" - by our sense of ourselves as the centers of self-conscious reflection. This fact is manifested in our emotions, interests, and relations. It is the foundation of the moral sense, as well as of the aesthetic and religious conceptions through which we shape the human world and endow it with meaning. And it lies outside the scope of modern materialist philosophy, even though it is a natural and not a supernatural fact. Ultimately, Scruton offers a new way of understanding how self-consciousness affects the question of how we should live.  

The result is a rich view of human nature that challenges some of today's most fashionable ideas about our species.

Roger Scruton is a writer and philosopher. His many books include The Soul of the World and The Aesthetics of Architecture (both Princeton), as well as A Short History of Modern Philosophy; Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left; and The Ring of Truth: The Wisdom of Wagner's "Ring of the Nibelung." He lives in Wiltshire, England.
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<B>Philosophy as an Approach to the Spirit </B><I> An Introduction to the Fundamental Works of Rudolf Steiner</I>, SEDDON, RICHARD
6 Philosophy as an Approach to the Spirit An Introduction to the Fundamental Works of Rudolf Steiner
1902636694 / 9781902636696 2005 Paperback 
'What was important for Steiner was less the body of his ideas themselves than the transformation they can bring about in the reader by opening the mind to the real nature of the spiritual world. Philosophy, properly regarded, is not the intellectual solution of abstract questions not being asked, but an activity that helps to resolve the questions which arise in the course of life itself. It must therefore itself become organically alive.' (From the Preface.) The object of this study is to outline, as straightforwardly as possible, the whole range of the philosophical work of Dr Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). These works, far ahead of their time, were not widely recognized, and are virtually unknown to modern philosophers. However, Steiner's later works of spiritual science (anthroposophy) and their practical manifestation in many aspects of life, such as education, agriculture and medicine, are gaining increasing interest. In this context, his philosophy, which lays the basis for everything that followed, needs to be widely understood.
Since this philosophy is a description of Steiner's living experiences, the author sets it in the context of a brief biography, selected to show how Steiner's thinking developed.
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<B>Pythagoras, the Master </B><I> Philolaus, Presocratic Follower</I>, DUNN, CAROL
7 Pythagoras, the Master Philolaus, Presocratic Follower
1584209488 / 9781584209485 2017 
NEW - published 01/18
"Philolaus was essentially a Presocratic, but it is also my view that Philolaus was privy to some of Pythagoras’ secret doctrines, including the heliocentric theory and that of the harmony of the spheres, as well as most of his scientific, mathematical, geometric, musical, and astronomical discoveries. It is my further judgment that he plagiarized most of these features from Pythagoras and adapted them in order to reveal a new and marvelous heavenly creation...a quasi Presocratic creation.... This implies that Philolaus was not part of those disciples who kept faith with Pythagoras’ instruction that these doctrines were to be kept secret from the public." —Carol Dunn

Pythagoras was one of the great geniuses of the West and yet, apart from his famous Pythagorean theorem, he is virtually unknown. If we rely on modern scholars and academics we find that his long-forgotten legacy is misunderstood and even distorted, and is therefore almost nonexistent. This new and provocative work from Carol Dunn (author of Plato's Dialogues: Path to Initiation) accomplishes two main objectives.

First, it shows that the early pioneers of modern physics, mainly Newton and Kepler, scientifically and mathematically confirm Pythagoras' discoveries of the sixth century BC - the heliocentric theory of our cosmos and the parallel theory regarding the Harmony of the Spheres. These are discoveries for which Pythagoras has received scant recognition by the Western philosophical tradition.

Second, the author argues against the proposition that the heliocentric theory was initiated not by Pythagoras but instead by his student Philolaus, who lived in the fifth century BC, and whose astronomical theory, according to Dunn, is not based on science.

Pythagoras, the Master is well researched and accessible, offering readers a firm basis to reexamine the importance of Pythagoras' work and whether he or Philolaus discovered these paradigm-changing astronomical theories two thousand years before Western science rediscovered them in the seventeenth century.
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<B>Remembering Heraclitus </B><I> The Philosopher of Riddles</I>, GELDARD, RICHARD
8 Remembering Heraclitus The Philosopher of Riddles
0863153240 / 9780863153242 Paperback 
This bright, deep, meditative jewel-like study brings Heraclitus to life in a new way, and shows him to be one of the principal sources of Western mystical thinking. From Geldard's point of view, the study of Heraclitus is not just an academic matter but, on the contrary, presents us with very real existential and phenomenological challenges.

The book includes new translations of all the essential fragments. Geldard, through his exploration of Heraclitus, shows us,

“The more that human beings openly and humbly seek higher knowledge, the more they develop the power to perceive it, until finally they penetrate to the hidden universal order. The result of this penetration is knowledge of the Logos, that 'which directs all things through all things.' The acquisition of this knowledge is not an event; it is a stance in the world. It is Being in its fullness.”
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<B>Rudolf Steiner's Philosophy </B><I> And the Crisis of Contemporary Thought</I>, WELBURN, ANDREW J.
9 Rudolf Steiner's Philosophy And the Crisis of Contemporary Thought
0863158560 / 9780863158568 2011 Paperback 
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-- A ground-breaking exploration of Steiner's thought -- One of the most important philosophers of the last 150 years -- Vast legacy of practical work with world-wide supporters The Austrian-born philosopher Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) created a vast legacy of practical work in Waldorf education, biodynamic agriculture, Camphill communities for adults and children with special needs, as well as in many other artistic and scientific areas. The foundation of all these approaches is a highly developed system of thought with which Steiner addressed philosophical issues. Many of these issues were also tackled by a number of contemporaries, notably the phenomenological school represented by Edmund Husserl and others. Seeking to clarify his moral thinking which he termed 'ethical individualism', Steiner offered a challenging view of knowledge, not as an abstract and objectified reality, but as a form of relationship between the knower and the known. By this measure, all genuine knowledge is experiential and thus intimately involved with, and capable of changing, the world.
Equally, there is no world 'out there', since every individual is a participant in reality, and there are no morally neutral acts or thoughts. Andrew Welburn presents a fascinating insight into the radical nature of Steiner's thinking. Welburn examines his inheritance of ideas from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, his attempt to break out of Cartesian dualism and Kantian idealism, and his challenge to the conventional framework of European philosophy.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 11917] 
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<B>Steiner and Kindred Spirits </B><I> </I>, MCDERMOTT, ROBERT A
10 Steiner and Kindred Spirits
1621481360 / 9781621481362 
“Philosophy has to proceed comparatively. The best we can do is to develop the rival alternative conceptions in each important domain as fully and carefully as possible, depending on our antecedent sympathies, and see how they measure up. That is a more credible form of progress than decisive proof or refutation.” —Thomas Nagel, American philosopher

Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925), the Austrian founder of Anthroposophy, is frequently viewed by those familiar with his teaching as unique and separate from other spiritual teachers of our modern era. While, Steiner is thought by anthroposophists to be a scientist and a philosopher, as well as an interpreter of events depicted in Christian scriptures, he is nevertheless generally ignored by scientists and philosophers, as well as by both liberal and fundamentalist scriptural scholars and theologians. In this book, Robert McDermott—the editor of American Philosophy and Rudolf Steiner, which investigates Steiner’s philosophy in the context of American philosophers—places Steiner and his work in the context of a variety of spiritual teachers and teachings, both Western and Eastern. In doing so, the reader is guided to new perspectives that show the similarities and contrasts between Steiner’s Spiritual Science and a number of Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, and secular spiritual worldviews.

The kindred spirits in this book include His Holiness the Dalai Lama, C. G. Jung, Teilhard de Chardin, Martin Buber, Sri Aurobindo, Rabindranath Tagore, Gandhians, feminists, ecologists, and more. Steiner went as far up the spiritual ladder as any modern individual but, unlike some enthusiasts for Steiner, McDermott is also impressed by other religious thinkers and spiritual practitioners who have been helpful to those of us in need of encouragement and guidance and whose vistas and insights may not have been researched or explained by Steiner.

For those with unbiased, open minds, this book presents a fresh look at Rudolf Steiner, a modern spiritual initiate, and his contributions to the world, along with a generous and appreciative view of his kindred spirits of our time.
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<B>The Art of Thinking </B><I> </I>, MOSMULLER, MIEKE
11 The Art of Thinking
9075240481 / 9789075240481 
For most people Intelligence is a beloved talent, a capacity to be proud of. At school it is one of the first things to be examined. There are diverse tests to measure the IQ quantitatively. Besides, human intelligence is the example for artificial intelligence. However ingenious this artificial intelligence may become, there is not even a remote possibility of its replicating human intelligence via some technical ‘living’ artificial intelligence. Even the simplest human thought processes require endless sequences of decisions, when they have to be formulated by technical intelligence. On the other hand, for the machine it is possible in less than a second to come to conclusions to questions that would probably take a whole human lifetime...

But as an area of spirituality - intelligence is not acknowledged. There seems to be a view that intelligence is a field that has to be abandoned if we want to penetrate into the deeper wisdom of existence.

In this book the author has started to prove the contrary. Intelligence is the mind itself and through bringing the mind into activity - with no other purpose than this very activity - intelligence proves its spirituality itself. We don’t even need a high IQ, although its level rises itself as a result of such activity. In addition, we don’t need any faith - this also will emerge through this activity. The only thing we really need is a certain discipline to dedicate our time to intelligence - twenty minutes or so, two times a day.
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<B>THE ONE of the Emerald Tablet </B><I> Illuminating Ancient Cryptic Truths</I>, LUPS, ANNA
12 THE ONE of the Emerald Tablet Illuminating Ancient Cryptic Truths
1621481646 / 9781621481645 
"Interpreting the final drawing from the Child Artist is for me the beginning of an exploration into the meaning of this exquisite gift he placed in my hands. As in the Gnostic myth, it involves a polarity. The Good and the Evil present themselves in their balanced capacity. Humanity meets the devouring monster and can slay it only after many painful sojourns into the depth of the Earth. On the horizontal plane, the domain of darkness, cacophony, and false gods, the overpowering jaws can annihilate me. It attacks my life force; it comes to me in the guise of a huge head with ferocious teeth; its small triangular body is chaotic, and the limbs are rudimentary. Is this me? The question lingers: Who can be identified as the Child Artist? Still in our midst, how can he be met? Do we want to pave a way to better listening and understanding?"
(from the book)

We are far more than we think we are. A profound statement that slowly sinks in as a reality during the study of the drawings and the texts that become the material for the stories of all the members of humankind.

Introduced through the autobiography of a female physician practicing in the Columbia County region of rural upstate New York, this is a book that invites the reader to join in the journey that each human being will undertake into earthly life and the wisdoms learned in the process of “becoming.”

Filled with gratitude for this testimony of hope in the miracle that is human, as well as the attention it draws to past scholars whose knowing is profound but often ignored, this book serves as a reference for future students who find themselves ready for the combined study of the natural and spiritual sciences.

"In the tradition of Paracelsus, Goethe, Novalis, Hahnemann, and Steiner, Dr. Lups weaves alchemy out of the art of an anonymous, brilliant six-year-old 'Child Artist' into a tapestry of symbolism, healing, and wisdom - including many surprises - such as an esoteric explanation of the 4-H Club. A magical Text!" - Peter Lamborn Wilson, author, Green Hermeticism: Alchemy and Ecology and False Documents

“Anna Lups’s marvelous memoir traces a pathway of cure, from health of the outer person to the inner esoterics of the soul, from allopathy to anthroposophic medicine. A lengthy sojourn through archetypal research to spiritual alchemy, she is guided by the questions ‘Who am I?’ ‘Where are my beginning and my end?’ and provides inspiration in the art of living to readers of all pursuits. A work of immense creativity.” —David Appelbaum, PhD, former editor of Parabola Magazine, Professor of Philosophy, SUNY New Paltz
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13 Wandering Joy Meister Eckhart's Mystical Philosophy
0970109717 / 9780970109712 2001 Paperback 
This remarkable work shows Meister Eckhart, the thirteenth-century western mystic, as the great teacher of the birth of God in the soul, who shatters the dualism between God and the world, and the self and God. It is not only an exposition of Eckhart's mysticism, but also an exemplary work of contemporary philosophy.
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<B>Why the World Around You Isn't As It Appears </B><I> A Study Of Owen Barfield.</I>, LINDERMAN, ALBERT
14 Why the World Around You Isn't As It Appears A Study Of Owen Barfield.
1584201215 / 9781584201212 2013 Paperback 
Empirical knowledge is only one side of "reality." Empirical knowledge is all about the "outside," the surfaces of objects, the matter we can see and touch. It does not speak to the "insides," the unconscious inner reality, subjectivity, feelings, and meaning that humans contribute to the world of objects we experience in our day-to-day lives. The New Enlightenment looks at the inside from that place phenomenologist Edmund Husserl termed "the great world of the interiority of consciousness."

Using the insights of Owen Barfield (1898-1997) as his starting point, Linderman investigates the nature of consciousness, the Enlightenment, scientific thinking, belief, and the power of imagination. He argues that we must learn to understand the inner reality of objects -- their subjectivity, feelings and the meanings we ascribe to them -- as well as their physical appearance. This book is for anyone who wants to understand how knowledge works, and be inspired to a new way of seeing the world.
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<B>Wisdom is a Woman </B><I> </I>, MOSMULLER, MIEKE
15 Wisdom is a Woman
9075240007 / 9789075240009 
‘Is there a concept that is more difficult to describe than love? To find an answer to the question: ‘What is love?’ is as difficult as answering the question: ‘Who actually is it, whom I refer to as I?’

Love and the I... These are the most important values in life. The one originates from the other but they are still in contradiction with each other.
True love makes one forget one's own I, yet love streams from the I. Does love exist, or is it in essence always self-love?

True love is only possible on the solid foundation of wisdom, which precedes love. With wisdom one finds self-knowledge and is able to distinguish between self-love and unselfish love, between erotic love and love for the true being of the other person.
Not all women are wise, but wisdom has a feminine form. She lives as a quality in men and women who seek her. She is there to reshape every human intellect into a wise sureness – if one asks her, if one loves her, if one seeks her.

In ancient Egypt she was called Isis, the Greek sought her as Sophia, and she appeared in a human form as Maria… that is how Christians know her.
She pours herself out in every soul that goes through catharsis, purification. Each purification, however slight, gives wisdom – wisdom is a woman.
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Essential Aurobindo, The, AUROBINDO, SRI,  MCDERMOTT, ROBERT
16 Essential Aurobindo, The
0970109725 / 9780970109729 2001 Paperback 
1 port. Sri Aurobindo stands out as one of the most profound and profoundly relevant of contemporary Asian spiritual masters speaking to the West. His vision transcends the distinctive strengths and weaknesses of India and the West, and his discipline brings the yogas of the Gita to the task of world transformation. Professor Robert McDermott's afterword recounts the increased significance of Aurobindo's message for the West in modern times. 
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