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  • Title: Prefatory Note: First Scientific Lecture-Course
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    • May scientists and thinkers
  • Title: First Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • shall at most be able to contribute a few side-lights which may help
    • contribute may well be of use to those of you who are teachers and
    • friend Dr. Stein has kindly been recalling, I may add one more. It
    • these lectures to establish a certain harmony between what we may
    • already undergoing transformation, and there are signs which we may
    • outline) may still be said to be prevailing.
    • several creatures and phenomena he may form concepts of species, kind
    • in many single experiences. Now we may say, this first important
    • of Physics. There is one thing however to which we may draw attention
    • kind. Hence too for Goethe in the last resort there are not what may
    • phenomenon as it may first present itself, where it is complicated
    • One fact may throw
    • reference to the outer world. We may count peas as well as electrons.
    • ourselves. We may make outer drawings on them, but this is only to
    • serve mental convenience, not to say inertia. Whatever we may
    • Thus we may truly say:
    • externally. Thus in conclusion we may say: while we derive the
    • Now we may well feel driven to enquire: What then is a mass? What is
    • “mass” in this Universe. Howsoever I may think it out, I
    • will adduce one more example. Even as we may think of the unit
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  • Title: Second Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • those among you who may no longer recall it from your school days can
    • call the velocity v. This velocity, once more, may be
    • greater or it may be smaller. So long as we go no farther than to
    • “something” may be bigger or it may be smaller;
    • on long enough you will lose consciousness. You may conclude that the
    • While, with some justice we may regard the brain as the instrument of
    • indeed high time, if I may say so, for Physics to get a little grit
    • we may describe as blue and kindred colours — indigo and violet
    • — or a small circular opening, we may assume to begin with
    • in this case, whatever modifications may be due to the plates of
    • downward region the red or yellow colours. So therefore we may say:
  • Title: Third Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • terms of qualities as you are here, you may well be saying to
    • the cylinder of light apart. If I may so express myself, you can read
    • with it the whole floor of the vessel lifted upward. We may go into
    • retina is most sensitive of all. We may begin by saying that it is
    • wisdom, if I may so put it, from the side of Nature — this you
    • may also tell from the following fact. During the day when you look
    • there is one more experiment I wish to shew today, and from it we may
    • black circle in the middle of the disc, so that the grey may appear
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    • placing before you what we may call the “Ur-phenomenon”
    • therefore we may say: the original bright light, diverted as it is,
    • bright the cylinder of light itself may be, you still see it through
    • lighted up. However light the cylinder of light may be, you see it
    • studied first — that on the screen — you may use the name
    • medium or not as the case may be, arriving at the screen and there
    • what will happen here? When the train of waves arrives here, it may
    • kind of relation to it, it may well have a dimming or even
    • drawing of it. We may have what I shewed you yesterday — a
  • Title: Fifth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • shewing, as well as may be with our limited resources, the experiment
    • lead us on the way. Even in the 17th Century, we may remember, when
    • we may say: what in effect is Phosphorescence? It is a Fluorescence
    • (if I may say this in passing), people are still too much obsessed
    • You may imagine therefore: Say you have gradually filled the dark
    • the light (or, if you will, you may say, in the light-ether; the word
    • You must refer it to an astral relation to the light. But you may
    • This therefore — from A to C, say — may
    • not what you can get from the first text-book you may purchase. Nor
  • Title: Sixth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • start from a particular instance wherein we may compare the way of
    • instance I may perhaps want to refer to some isolated light, but even
    • is this light, which may be stronger or weaker related to darkness?
    • negatively filled with darkness. Thus we may be confronting a space
    • positive”. Or we may be confronting a space that is filled with
    • a certain strength. Now we may ask: How does the positive filling of
    • we may compare the feeling we have, when given up to a light-filled
    • ourselves to the darkness. Thus we may say: the effect of light upon
    • have two heavenly bodies. You may then say: These two heavenly bodies
    • it may be — all around and in between the two heavenly bodies.
    • real abstraction; you may not call it a reality by itself.
    • or Sun and Earth, each by itself, you may of course invent and add to
    • inorganic. Whatever else we may call inorganic only exists by
    • proceed very abstractly we may argue: “We perceive sound
    • we may say: here something similar must be at work. Some kind of
    • different colours. By calculation one may even explain from the
    • warmth, and of electro-magnetics; also whatever explanations may
  • Title: Seventh Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • idea of Goethe's is mistaken, as you may readily convince
    • in realizing this we may also become aware of something more.
    • differentiated form so that we may be able to perceive —
    • what may itself be described as an organism of vibrations, highly
    • environment and perceive the difference, whatever it may be. Here
    • was especially Julius Robert Mayer who drew attention to this fact,
    • which was then worked out more arithmetically. Mayer himself
  • Title: Eighth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • description of modern Physics may be said to date back to the 15th
    • a first approximation it is not difficult to find what may be
    • such a thing as a velocity of light, you may then call the time
    • air and we may therefore say that when we hear any sounding body
    • experiments; they are at hand, if I may say so. What you can get
    • channels even in the theory of sound. It is so evident, they may
    • they may well contend. There are the waves of condensation and
    • type. This you do not wind up. In favourable circumstances you may
    • Times without number you may have this experience. You are at table
    • of a violin-string which one may still interpret crudely and
    • describe the human ear, and in a purely external sense we may aver:
    • — we may even elaborate a general physiology of the senses
    • air. Remember too what I was saying: a thing may look complete and
    • of the pecten, these I may rightly compare to what expands in the
    • that sound or tone may cause misgivings. Is it not evident that in
  • Title: Ninth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • explanations may be rounded off, to give you something more
    • elementary phenomena of electricity. A rod of glass, or it may be
    • whatever it may be, is brought about by friction. And — here
    • may in some sense be described as “physiological
    • Julius Robert Mayer, the brilliant Heilbronn doctor had discovered.
    • The effect produced — the development of warmth — may
    • what began in Julius Robert Mayer's work and then developed ever
    • — so we may somehow express it. Now Hertz made this very
    • space we could put two such “inductors”, as we may call
    • second mirror, and an image arises here. We may then say, the light
    • taken by the electricity. Thus we may say: What otherwise goes
    • may so express myself — the inner character of electricity,
    • there from pole to pole, (or howsoever we may describe it;
    • making certain computations, from the deflection one may now deduce
    • explosions of force, if we may so describe them, which can be
    • in what may be described as the electrical domain. Moreover, all of
    • The text-book knowledge I may none the less bring forward, is only
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    • which may help you in developing such thoughts about Nature for
    • may gather that the cross stops the rays. Observe it clearly,
    • may become for you an essential way, not only into these phenomena
    • objective powers of the World, if I may put it so, — those
    • will no longer be 180°, but may be larger. That is to say,
    • including the forces? Whence do we get these ideas? We may commonly
    • Nature. Cool and sober as it may seem, it is a dream — a
    • therefore are the realms, in Nature and in Man, which we may truly
    • Yet, little as it is, I think what has been given may be of help to
    • spirit with which these lectures — if we may take them as a
    • too, you may derive some benefit. I am sorry it was necessary to go
    • practical example of this course, I think I may have contributed to
    • held on the 1st of May 1918, — please mark the date! This
    • will have to alter! So may the Waldorf School be and remain a place

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