Tag - Steiner

The Painful Experience of Free Will

After Stephen wrote his blog The birth of self, I felt compelled to add my 2 cents worth to the topic. It is quite a hard one to understand, yet very interesting and we have discussed it many times over the years.Does Free Will really exist?Philosophers have been debating the concept of free will for centuries.The main question is, do we have free will? This may sound ridiculous, but let's use the simple example of you deciding to drink [...]

Growing old is a BITCH!

When I was young, I was quite good looking. I never traded on my looks and I certainly never thought that I identified with being attractive. But now that I am growing older and my looks are fading, I am having a really tough time of it.It seems to me that suddenly (within a year) everything changed. My hair fell out and I realized that I can’t read the small print anymore. The quantity of food I have always [...]

Consciousness and Freedom: Jung, Sartre, Steiner.

Freedom, that is the idea of freedom, the possibility of freedom, is a topic which strikes me as worth considering. It is, after all, arguably, the most important question philosophy can ask; and a defining parameter in our understanding of what it means to be a human being.The question simply put is this:Can an individual make choices which are not wholly determined by a prior casual chain?Is it possible, like Kant’s hypothetical God, to initiate a first [...]