Rudolf Steiner Archive 

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 19

In secret to encompass now
With memory what I've newly got
Shall be my striving's further aim:
Thus, ever strengthening, selfhood's forces
Shall be awakened from within
And growing, give me to myself.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 45

My power of thought grows firm
United with the spirit's birth.
It lifts the senses' dull attractions
To bright-lit clarity.
When soul-abundance
Desires union with the world's becoming,
Must senses' revelation
Receive the light of thinking.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Riddles of Philosophy
GA 18

This volume is a translation of Die Rätsel der Philosophie (Vol. 18 in the Bibliographic Survey, 1961).

This translation has been authorized for the Western Hemisphere by the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

The full title of this book is, The Riddles of Philosophy Presented in an Outline of Its History. It is not a “history of philosophy,” although the approach is historical. It is a review of historical and present-day world conceptions. Originally, this work appeared in two volumes in the German language. The first English edition appeared in 1973 and is bound as one volume.

Together with Truth and Science and The Philosophy of Freedom, it could be considered as one third of a philosophical trilogy.

 Preface to the 1923 Edition  
 Preface to the 1918 Edition  
 Preface to the 1914 Edition  
IGuiding Thoughts on the Method of Presentation  
IIThe World Conception of the Greek Thinkers  
IIIThought Life from the Beginning of the Christian Era to John Scotus Erigena  
IVThe World Conceptions of the Middle Ages  
VThe World Conceptions of the Modern Age of Thought Evolution  
VIThe Age of Kant and Goethe  
VIIThe Classics of World and Life Conception  
VIIIReactionary World Conceptions  
IXThe Radical World Conceptions  
 Introductory Remarks to the 1914 Edition  
IThe Struggle Over the Spirit  
IIDarwinism and World Conception  
IIIThe World as Illusion  
IVEchoes of the Kantian Mode of Conception  
VWorld Conceptions of Scientific Factuality  
VIModern Idealistic World Conceptions  
VIIModern Man and His World Conception  
VIIIA Brief Outline of an Approach to Anthroposophy  

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