The Austrian-born philosopher Rudolf Steiner created a vast legacy of practical work in Waldorf education, biodynamic agriculture, the arts, the sciences, and Camphill communities for people with disabilities. Behind all these approaches is a highly developed system of thought that addresses some of the most problematic philosophical issues.
Welburn presents fascinating insights into the radical nature of Steiner’s thinking by examining his inheritance of ideas from Goethe, his attempts to break away from Cartesian dualism and Kantian idealism, and his challenge to the conventional framework of European philosophy.
Don't miss this ground-breaking addition to the literature on Steiner’s pivotal contribution to modern Western philosophy.
Andrew Welburn is a fellow of New College, Oxford. He has written, translated, and edited numerous books on spiritual science and early Christianity, including The Beginnings of Christianity: Essene Mystery, Gnostic Revelation and the Christian Vision (1991); Gnosis: The Mysteries and Christianity (1994); and Myth of the Nativity: The Virgin Birth Re-examined (2006).