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Study of Man: General Education Course (Cw 293)

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14 lectures, Stuttgart, Aug.-Sept. 1919 (CW 293)

Although these lectures were given to teachers as preparatory material, they are by no means concerned only with education. Study of Man is Steiner's most succinct presentation of his human-centered spiritual psychology, and it is accessible to anyone genuinely interested in the questions of human existence. His approach is u
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 1st 1995 by Rudolf Steiner Press (first published 1981)
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Elizabeth
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: anthroposophy
The broccoli of Waldorf pedagogy. I know it’s good for me, but do I have to? I am still salty about the bone parts rn so, it loses one star.
Orione
Aug 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is so interesting. There are chapters that I blazed through, easily reading, understanding and agreeing with the content. There were chapters that I got incredibly angry at (some of which I'm still at odds with LOL). This is not a book to passively read. It's a book to study (preferably with others) and then experiment with. It's a work book - a 'book in progress'. A book to reread in small portions. Don't dismiss its contents without testing them out. Some things in here are not for m ...more
Andrew
Mar 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Still working on this one. The Physics teacher at my school and I have had some interesting discussions about Steiner's views contained in this book as they relate to philosophy, science, and human development. Whether you're an anthroposophist or not, they're certainly interesting ideas. Take what you will from them, I say.

To be continued.
Coquille Fleur
Required read in my 2nd year Waldorf Teacher Training course. Essential Steiner. For some reason, I know I wrote reports on each chapter of this book (over 10 yrs. ago) but I can't remember anything specific. I wasn't as awed by Steiner when I read this or something.
Dave
Apr 06, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: why-am-i-here
Good grief, I had to read this for teacher training. The birkenstock crowd treated this book like the HolyGrail/Bible/ of life. Get a grip! It provides some interesting insights into human development, but I could do without the holy of holies drama!
Stephen
Dec 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
THE basic book for all Waldorf/Steiner teachers. Hard but rewarding...read it again and again and again...
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Steiner was a philosopher, social thinker, architect, and esotericist.

"Steiner led this movement through several phases. In the first, more philosophically oriented phase, Steiner attempted to find a synthesis between science and mysticism; his philosophical work of these years, which he termed spiritual science, sought to provide a connection between the cognitive path of Western philosophy and t
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