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  • Title: Foreword: First Scientific Lecture-Course
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    • individualities have also chosen the very hardest task, namely
    • reality is experienced more intimately than by the physical
    • forms of reality — those of organic life for example
    • of reality first need to be awakened.
    • higher forms of reality”, the time will surely come when
    • impossibility and untruth of this world-picture. Then will the
  • Title: First Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • reflecting, perhaps a little theoretically, upon the premisses of
    • colour, what we subjectively describe as the quality of colour is the
    • scientific literature to this day.
    • — perhaps a little ball, a grain of shot — which in one
    • some little grain of material substance. I exert a force to draw it
    • movement as such; now I am saying that a force draws the little ball
    • of five grammes I am pulling the little ball from a to
    • involves realities of the outer world. What, in effect, must be
    • kinematics, to which they also add a little dose of mechanics, they
    • question only bears in it the possibility, the potentiality as it
    • assume that there are centres, charged as it were with possibilities
    • measuring these possibilities of action; we can express in stated
    • measures, how strongly such a point or centre has the potentiality of
    • abstraction. There is reality for him only where centric forces and
    • the more so as the time has come at last when the impossibility of
  • Title: Second Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • yesterday, present-day Physics (though now a little less sure in this
    • presence known, to begin with, simply by this: by its ability to
    • is still bearable. Only in that case you lose, a little of the force
    • little farther and you will no longer be so remote from understanding
    • time and can build no bridge from thence to the outer reality of
    • indeed high time, if I may say so, for Physics to get a little grit
    • relations too, and about one of these — leaping a little ahead
    • opposite and polar qualities, no less than magnetism does, to take
    • — there is no less of a polar quality in the realm of colour.
    • world of colour meets us with a polar quality? Because in fact the
    • Through a narrow slit
    • IIb). We let the light pour in through the slit. Opposite the
    • out a little above and below, and edged with blue above and yellowish
    • respect, however little, every material medium is dim. So is this
    • quality of dimness that is in the prism. How then does it ray in?
    • the possibility of understanding why yellowish colours on the one
  • Title: Third Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • terms of qualities as you are here, you may well be saying to
    • and split up. For in some such way the phenomena were interpreted. If
    • himself: It is not that the light is split up or that anything is
    • split up into them. It is because this picture which I am projecting
    • possibility. We let the cylinder of light go through the space and
    • another possibility. We could set up a double prism, not as in the
    • slit. And if I say, “the light moves in this direction”,
    • the source of light upward, the light that falls on the slit would
    • given realities. They put a merely fancied activity in place of what
    • they will not do is to go into the qualities. Thus in the first place
    • vitality, — there is life. Truth is, the farther back we go
    • vitality. This difference, between what is contained in this more
    • the right-hand eye is a little to the right of the point of entry the
    • enveloped with a little halo. The rim of a circle for example will be
    • rather unalive, the vitreous body is full of vitality. Now in the
  • Title: Fourth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • through a space that is lit up. Thus you are seeing something darker
    • corpuscles — tiny little bodies. Striking the surface of the
    • physicists said to themselves: The theory of little corpuscular
    • reflected a little differently. Part of the cone of light, as
    • bombards the first mirror, hurling its little cannon-balls in this
    • little bodies are going on their way after reflection, the others are
    • grasp what happens in reality in this experiment. Suppose that this
    • a lighting-up but in reality darkness is reflected across here. So we
    • more a little cylinder of light from above impinges on a light place,
    • materialistic way. Bombarding little balls of matter would no longer
  • Title: Fifth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • light or little bands of light at different places, according to the
    • quality of light which would be appearing at this place (i.e. in the
    • trough in which there is a little iodine dissolved in carbon
    • “phosphor” or “phosphorus” in the literature
    • only one that has reality. What is really there in the world outside
    • splitting up the given totality, the v, into two abstract
    • totality, the quickly moving body; instead, we think in terms of two
    • as v, are no realities at all, they are abstractions which
    • with outer reality, my dear Friends, till we are thoroughly clear on
    • duality of space and time. The real thing we have outside us is the
    • reality in its own right — a reality of which the essence is,
    • perceiving the reality outside us the — velocity — we
    • we are united by space and time with the objective reality, while we
    • without going into these realities. We with our etheric body swim in
    • astrality you are united with them. If you would reach any genuine
  • Title: Sixth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • reality we are dealing with is the light. Yet, what we have before us
    • in reality is never simply light as such; it is always something
    • progress to a qualitative way of thinking, which very largely
    • that is filled with light and we shall call it “qualitatively
    • darkness and we shall judge it “qualitatively negative”
    • quality of coming towards us and imparting something to us; the dark
    • colours on the other hand have a quality of drawing on us, sucking at
    • reflect a little on the facts and we shall recognize an immense
    • I should have no reality in mind if I were to say: There is a head,
    • ponder the reality of what I see. The mere fact that I see a thing
    • respect a totality. (Everything will be so in some respect). The
    • on, this rose is no totality. It cannot, like the cube of rock-salt,
    • real abstraction; you may not call it a reality by itself.
    • phenomenon, we must examine to what extent it is a reality in itself,
    • have in mind are not totalities; they are but parts and members of
    • the crystal cube of rock-salt is a totality only in some respect; it
    • is placed in the totality of Nature in quite another way. The only
    • could compute what these vibrating little cobolds must be up to in
    • the ether. They only had to regard them as little elastic bodies,
    • light is in reality, — it is vibrations in the elastic ether.
  • Title: Seventh Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • yourselves. Take a little tube and look through it, so that you
    • reality.
    • Such, in reality is hearing. The real process of hearing —
    • farther in you go, the more is it permeated with vitality. We
    • since they get so little help from the psychologists. The latter,
    • thermometer inside, you would find it a little over
    • please! — where in reality all that they had before them was
  • Title: Eighth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • pitch; thirdly a certain quality or colouring of sound. The problem
    • with air, the mobility of the tiny spheres of dust enables us to
    • life of thought but which consists of outer realities. In effect, I
    • said, outward realities can never be merely spatial, or
    • realities, — they always are. And of course this remains so
    • n can be experienced as an external reality, for the
    • have no realities; I only have what is abstracted, separated out
    • hand I want to look at the reality of the sound — at what is
    • will lead me to a qualitative study of the sound, whereas the way
    • of the qualitative reality which finds expression simply and solely
    • bodies into the quality that is the ‘sound’ or
    • obtains of a horse corresponds to an outward reality, understands
    • qualitative. All I am out to investigate are the external, spatial
    • my researches. These I abstract from the totality; what is
    • qualitative is no concern of mine. A man who speaks like this is at
    • considerable vitality. Then there is the fluid between the lens and
    • take it to be a finished reality, for it need not be so at all. The
    • rose I cut off from the shrub is no reality. It cannot be by
    • itself, it is in truth an abstraction. I must go on to the totality
    • hearing: the ear alone is no reality, though it is nearly always
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  • Title: Ninth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • the qualitative descriptions which these phenomena suggest, one
    • little. If we charged this sufficiently, the positive electricity
    • had discovered what Volta, a little later, was able to describe
    • Physics a somewhat wider and more qualitative aspect, — this
    • a little vessel made of lead; we can examine the radiation with a
    • please pay heed a little to what the anthroposophists alone, we
    • electricity as a specific quality in the way we perceive light, for
    • other hand, the moment we go on to the essential qualities of
    • magnetism? We are then studying matter, in all reality. It
  • Title: Tenth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • when Science thought that it had golden proofs of the universality
    • hidden as it were in wires, and one had little more to go on than
    • space. I need only assume that the two lines meet, in reality,
    • — with the volitional part of our soul.
    • little, my dear Friends, as the idea-forming faculty which you
    • has no other value for reality than what finds expression in the
    • our Science gives us reality. What people fondly believe to be the
    • thinking must in themselves become more saturated with reality. It
    • of the old wave-theory, you will find many of them feeling a little
    • calculus of probabilities. Along these lines it is permissible to
    • very act of losing it get more into reality. Conceivably for
    • be cited. Reality today — especially in Physics — often
    • penetrate into reality; you must begin again from another
    • sound you are dividing yourself as it were into a human duality.
    • akin to the quality of light, and the Ahrimanic, akin to
    • guiding line with which I wished provisionally to sum up the little
    • Yet, little as it is, I think what has been given may be of help to
    • is most essential to give the realities a chance to unfold. We must
    • reality. If you yourselves are imbued with the kind of scientific
    • made the bond between Militarism and the scientific laboratory work
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