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  • Title: Foreword: First Scientific Lecture-Course
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    • light of spiritual knowledge, and we who have received this
    • knowledge which has plunged most deeply into agnostic
    • dissatisfied with the ways of knowledge of the immediate
    • as nothing was held valid as “secure knowledge”
    • of spiritual knowledge touched me deeply. There were
    • knowledge seemed to me to find expression in such men as
    • weight, constitute genuine knowledge. Men did not venture to
    • orientation of our faculties of knowledge towards the outer
    • gain insight into the mechanical domain. If we desire to know
    • our deeper, latent faculties of knowledge the same
    • to me, that in our striving after knowledge we should arrive
    • knowledge in its many aspects. Here I set forth, what in the
    • at the very least some knowledge of the anthroposophical
    • described in Anthroposophia; also a knowledge of
    • “to awaken in themselves the faculties of knowledge for
  • Title: Prefatory Note: First Scientific Lecture-Course
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    • yet known in Goethe's time. I could only do justice to such
    • deep into the central issues of our life of knowledge
  • Title: First Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • force of heat or warmth, and so on. They speak of an unknown
    • way from what is known into some unknown realm. They scarcely ever
    • ask if it is really justified thus to proceed from the known to the
    • unknown. They scarcely trouble, for example, to consider if it is
    • example are the three statements known as “Kepler's
    • known” to the so-called “unknown”. He always
    • wants to stay within the sphere of what is known, nor in the first
    • scientific method is not to draw conclusions from the known to the
    • unknown; he will apply all thinking and all available methods to put
    • so-called “known” to an “unknown” of any
    • to be fundamental, in place of the unknown entities or the
    • to outer Nature. I mean Geometry, — all that is known by means
    • Nature. We know what we have to say about a cube without first having
    • centimetre a second quicker every second, we know the ratio between
    • get to know in quite external ways, namely a weight. In the last
    • of knowledge.
    • only find our way aright if we know what the leap is from Kinematics
  • Title: Second Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • well-known theorem. (We can go into it again another time so that
    • you most probably know; I only call it to your mind.) Multiply the
    • our reach, so that we can only get to know it, as it were, by staring
    • — no real physiology. It does not know the human being. You
    • presence known, to begin with, simply by this: by its ability to
    • get the loss of weight exactly. You know this is called the law of
    • embrace also the knowledge of the physical. In the human being we
    • Nature. We need a knowledge with a strongly spiritual content,
    • the connection and you know at once: so it must be, — the
  • Title: Third Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • IIIf). The human eye, as you know, is in form like a kind of
    • a kind of lens. The lens is carried by a muscle known as the ciliary
    • reaches what is commonly known as the vitreous body or vitreous
  • Title: Fourth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • expansion, known as waves, we imagine sound to spread. To begin with,
    • adding things out of the blue, of which man has no knowledge. Of
    • vice-versa, if we do not know what is in a flame and we make a
  • Title: Fifth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • remarkable fact, which, although not unknown before, was brought to
    • you know, in dividing s, the distance which the mobile
    • intimately united, we learn to know and understand the real velocity.
    • knowledge you have no alternative, but must say to yourselves: The
  • Title: Sixth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • “I know four men. One of them owns £25, another £50;
    • this example, for you know very well that the effect of being
    • — to add all manner of unknown agencies and fancied energies,
    • Now it is simpler to add in thought some unknown forces than to admit
    • ethereal ocean. Their calculations relate to an unknown entity which
    • recoil of elastic bodies are not so difficult to get to know, they
    • Ether-vibrations are moving through space. They think they know what
    • electro-magnetic force. They know still better now, what light is,
    • they do not know what these are! Such is the pretty round they have
    • sense-world is explained by an unknown super-sensible, the vibrating
    • confess that they do not know what the latter is. It is a highly
    • search for an unknown to the explanation of this unknown by yet
    • another unknown.
    • Helmholtz got to know of the phenomenon, he said: Very well, we shall
  • Title: Seventh Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • you know there is all the physical apparatus we were describing a
    • which have claimed all the knowledge of the soul and Spirit for
    • achievement. You know that if you merely rub a surface with your
  • Title: Eighth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • prevalent today. Historically it is of course well-known, but
    • condensations and attenuations; that unknown something within me
    • path. We can have no real knowledge of these things if we relate
  • Title: Ninth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • scientific knowledge. Now to prepare for tomorrow, I must today
    • beginning no doubt with things that are well-known to you from your
    • You know the
    • attract small bodies such as bits of paper. You know too what
    • brings negative toward itself in some way. You know the phenomenon
    • coating thereby becomes electrified negatively. Then, as you know,
    • again, I am presumably still recalling what you already know
    • taking effect once more — at a distance. You know how
    • tubes, to get to know their conditions and reactions. Certain
    • your knowledge of these things; I cannot go into them all from the
    • pole, known as the cathode, which lent themselves especially to
    • know what so-called “matter” is. But the phenomena
    • they now obtained the rays known as “canal rays”. In
    • known as Roentgen rays or X-rays. They have the effect of
    • know the Roentgen rays have the property of going through bodies
    • The text-book knowledge I may none the less bring forward, is only
  • Title: Tenth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • another thing emerges from these materials, known as radium etc. It
    • geometrical and kinematical — calculable waves in an unknown
    • arithmetical thinking. Geometry, you know, was a very ancient
    • 180°. Of course you know this. Now then we have to give our
    • process of knowledge you are connecting, what arises from within
    • is, we shall not know where we are in our Natural Science, so that
    • from us and only makes its presence known to us in the phenomena of
    • tubes makes itself known to us in phenomena of light, etc. Whatever
    • it, but you can at least take notice of it; you know that
    • They do not know what havoc has in fact been wrought by the

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