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  • Title: Foreword: First Scientific Lecture-Course
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    • thought which have led to it. The time was calling, yet
    • called in vain, for a clear recognition of this kind. The
    • ethical inspiring power. The Section calls to all its
  • Title: Prefatory Note: First Scientific Lecture-Course
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    • leisure and the means to write a scientifically up-to-date
  • Title: First Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • friend Dr. Stein has kindly been recalling, I may add one more. It
    • call the experimental side of Science and what concerns the outlook,
    • goes, “theoretically” — I will put forward certain
    • reflecting, perhaps a little theoretically, upon the premisses of
    • Nature. You need only recall how in external, sensory experience so
    • experiment, to arrive at what he calls the “causes” of
    • suspended by a string, will pull vertically down towards the earth.
    • calls a “Law of Nature”. This statement for example would
    • We call the force of attraction Gravity or Gravitation and then
    • the quest of so-called “causes” in Nature, which Science
    • tries to form ideas about the so-called causes that are supposed to
    • researches into Nature he does not try to proceed from the so-called
    • “known” to the so-called “unknown”. He always
    • kind of phenomena which he calls archetypal, — the
    • actual phenomena; he only sifts and simplifies them and then calls
    • the whole of scientific method — so to call it — purely
    • so-called “known” to an “unknown” of any
    • properly be called “Laws of Nature”. He is not looking
    • referring to what we do in “Phoronomy” so-called, or
    • too is, fundamentally speaking, still remote from what we call the
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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
    • a force to be acting on the point. I will call v the
    • its path. Let us call s the length of the path, all along
    • terms of weight. Let us call the mass, m.
    • quickly. We call the rate of increase of velocity the acceleration;
    • you most probably know; I only call it to your mind.) Multiply the
    • reach phoronomically. The point is: Are we simply to confess that
    • it cannot be followed phoronomically. All that is phoronomical rests
    • some-thing you will probably recall from your school-days; I have no
    • get the loss of weight exactly. You know this is called the law of
    • have to speak of how and why it is that we see the so-called white
    • Goethe calls the Ur-phenomenon in the sense I was explaining
    • the prismatically formed body of water, — neglecting, as we can
  • Title: Third Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • spatially formal, and kinematical. Called on to try and think in
    • They then overlap in the middle and form what we call a continuous
    • diagrammatically to begin with — we can also proceed as
    • diagrammatically (
    • speaking — the so-called sclerotic and the transparent portion
    • so-called choroid, containing blood-vessels. Thirdly we get the
    • inner-most layer, the retina so-called, which is continued into the
    • lens is the so-called aqueous humour. Thus when the light gets into
  • Title: Fourth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • placing before you what we may call the “Ur-phenomenon”
    • can observe through the whole range of so-called optics or Theory of
    • If for example I look at anything luminous and, as we should call it,
    • realistically and not so abstractly as in modern science. Please now
    • recall from this point of view the experiment which we have done. We
    • prism — will then be called the “subjective”
    • source of light, I will call it L, and here a
    • air (Euler for instance thought of it thus). If I call forth a sound,
    • therefore, what we call a “ray of light” is rushing
    • through the air — with a velocity, you will recall, of 300,000
    • alternations of light patches and dark. The so-called wave-theory of
  • Title: Fifth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • colours to what we call “bodies”. As a transition to this
    • commonly call “bodies” — I will however also shew
    • namely the way we see what we call “coloured bodies”
    • alchemy was still pursued to some extent, they spoke of so-called
    • of it what was then called “Bologna stone”. When he
    • then investigated in many ways and were called
    • of that time, you need not take it to mean what is called
    • by another kind of light, we call the phenomenon Fluorescence. And,
    • a so-called “body” flowing through space with a certain
    • the sharp dividing line between what is generally called
    • is not merely the quotient of s and t. Numerically,
    • and the same element with the so-called bodies whenever we behold
    • common to us and the things outside us — the so-called bodies.
    • room with light, the space becomes filled with something — call
    • it with what we ordinarily call our body. We do however swirl in it
    • they subsist, in the so-called bodies. We see the ghostly, spectral
    • space and time; we ought not to call them objective, for we ourselves
    • call “bodily colours”. Please take these things to heart
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    • phenomena of light in rather recent times, historically speaking.
    • 16th century was radically different. Today at school we get so
    • it diagrammatically, let me represent the latter simply by a light
    • draw the so-called “normal at the point of incidence”. If
    • that is filled with light and we shall call it “qualitatively
    • violet. And if you will recall what I said a few days ago about the
    • and on the other hand the filling of space which we call matter,
    • real abstraction; you may not call it a reality by itself.
    • out of your living organism as a whole, so too this so-called
    • so-called inorganic Nature, treating it then as something
    • parts of Nature. And here we come to something radically different.
    • What we are wont to call “inorganic” in Nature herself,
    • inorganic. Whatever else we may call inorganic only exists by
    • theoretically.
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    • coloured shadows, as they are called.
    • “subjective” images, as one is wont to call them.
    • objective phenomenon of the green is called forth. Now side by side
    • one case, what would be called an “objective”
    • as it were, subjectively conditioned by our eye alone. Goethe calls
    • evoked or “required” (gefordert), — called forth
    • called forth as an after-image by the eye, has no foundation in any
    • “subjective and objective” as we generally call it, in
    • they speak so unrealistically of what is there in the outer world,
    • study to the external apparatus, calling this external apparatus
    • generated warmth. So too by calling forth out-and-out mechanical
    • which was then worked out more arithmetically. Mayer himself
    • derived from it the so-called “mechanical equivalent of
  • Title: Eighth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • such a thing as a velocity of light, you may then call the time
    • domain. They also became attentive to the so-called phenomena of
    • Mersenne, who made important researches on what is called the
    • itself directly into movement in the instruments called pipes.
    • place in ‘longitudinal’ waves, as they are called. This
    • prevalent today. Historically it is of course well-known, but
    • characteristically Roman-Catholic as indeed it is.
    • distance it has gone through, what we call the wave-length. If
    • n times s. Now please recall what I said in an
    • processes (he will not have to call them “objective
    • call this the “mutual sympathy” of phenomena; it can be
    • so-called physical Nature. A few days ago we were demonstrating and
    • bones or ossicles, called hammer, anvil and stirrup from their
    • system of ossicles to the inner ear. There is the so-called
    • not seem so simple if you recall what I said recently of the whole
    • never compare with the ear if I were thinking realistically, but
    • animals the pecten, which man only has etherically, or the
    • larynx and that lies farther forward. Etherically we are talking to
    • he evolves the spiritual logically from what is physical. You will
  • Title: Ninth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • speaking more generally one calls them “positive” and
    • from the so-called Leyden Jar. This is a vessel with an
    • electrification is called frictional electricity, since the force,
    • again, I am presumably still recalling what you already know
    • electricity”, what is called “contact
    • foundation of all the so-called “forces of Nature”. It
    • especially this so-called transformation of Nature's forces on
    • between the diverse forces of Nature so-called, — trying to
    • of some genius, discovered the so-called electric waves —
    • currents as they are called. Only to indicate it roughly: the flow
    • space we could put two such “inductors”, as we may call
    • air or gas, called for more detailed study, in which many
    • magnetic force. Crookes therefore called that which is shot across
    • Crookes called it “radiant matter”. As a result of the
    • which, when charged electrically, will shoot through space in this
    • these experiments. They called them “cathode rays”.
    • know what so-called “matter” is. But the phenomena
    • diverting the so-called rays that issue from this pole and carrying
    • meet the cathode rays. The other pole is called the anode; from it
    • other bodies, call forth a kind of fluorescence; the materials
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    • radiation emerged. The first to be discovered were the so-called
    • through the tube, we are now getting the so-called cathode rays. We
    • the other pole and that are called “canal rays”. You
    • evades you. It will not answer the roll-call. In these experiments
    • calculating, or drawing it geometrically, or analyzing the forms of
    • — and something radically different. For we have certainly
    • you will recall the analogy of the bell-jar from which the air has
    • observe the spiritual nor the soul) is but the outer, so-called
    • so-called material element, but also what in the case of sound and
    • more than the material waves. I must now perceive physically, what
    • itself. With your ordinary body — I draw it diagrammatically
    • Methodically
    • When people think sociologically, you quickly see where their

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