Tom Last's journal

Toddlers to fund POF work

Submitted by Tom Last on Thu, 10/22/2009 - 10:59pm.



Toddlers have come forward to fund the POF website and work. They have offered cash in exchange for snacks and play. "This home business will allow me to work at home and give me the time to philosophize," Tom said today while changing a diaper. "I have always believed in the younger generation and thought they were the generation that could embrace The Philosophy of Freedom, so it seems appropriate that they would be the ones to keep things afloat." Tom plans to provide care for up to 6 toddlers and preschoolers.

Chap.1 Tom's Draft 10-8-2009

Submitted by Tom Last on Thu, 10/08/2009 - 8:47pm.

Translation process
First Draft: Tom's draft mainly focused on meaning written for clarity.
Second Draft: John's draft is mainly to work out the phrasing but will also look at meaning.
After others have a chance to comment this draft will go to John as the basis for his draft.
Please add any comments to this draft to improve meaning or phrasing.


1-7 study of will/want

Submitted by Tom Last on Sat, 10/03/2009 - 4:10pm.

Progressing the translation work efficiently

Submitted by Tom Last on Tue, 09/29/2009 - 12:06pm.

Wanted: Volunteer to type Hoernle translation of POF

Submitted by Tom Last on Sun, 09/27/2009 - 4:17pm.

Purchase 1922 Hoernle translation (wait for complete download to be taken to book page, $26.56.) of the Philosophy of Spiritual Activity available at Kessinger Publishing. Then type onto computer. Digital version will be posted here as each chapter is done to help with the translation project and likely at the Rudolf Steiner Archive when done making it available to everybody.

Translation Principles

Submitted by Tom Last on Sat, 09/26/2009 - 2:08pm.

Translation Project: Revise the original 1916 Hoernle English translation for better clarity and to make the text and style more contemporary while maintaining accuracy. This is the only English translation of The Philosophy of Freedom Rudolf Steiner personally authorized and was aware of. The other translations were done after his passing.

Chp 3 Study of thought - thinking usage

Submitted by Tom Last on Mon, 09/21/2009 - 11:09am.

Chapter 2 September 17, 2009 Translation

Submitted by Tom Last on Thu, 09/17/2009 - 9:44pm.