Rudolf Steiner Videos

Submitted by Tom Last on Mon, 01/05/2009 - 11:38pm.


YouTube links to the videos in the
Philosophy of Freedom Study Course
Note: When the original Philosophy Of Freedom was revised in 1918, chapter 1 was removed giving
the chapters in the revised edition different numbers. In this list the bold chapter headings are
numbered according to the original chapter numbering while the videos themselves are numbered
differently according to the later revised edition.
INTRODUCTION
FREE Rudolf Steiner Study Course
http://youtu.be/0FDuHiwTLjI
THE REALITY OF FREEDOM
IX. THE FACTORS OF LIFE

Living Thinking
http://youtu.be/jQg7M-jLyro
The Greatest Speech Of All Time
http://youtu.be/6FMNFvKEy4c
X. THE IDEA OF FREEDOM
Individuality Springs From The Ideal
http://youtu.be/COqFu3bGaas
Free Thinking Wayseer
http://youtu.be/RGNwfp4XLjQ
How To Experience Free Will
http://youtu.be/8sD76pFfIW8
THE PATH
Paths to Pure Thinking
http://youtu.be/j9r28Kb0erY
Motive and Driving Force
http://youtu.be/9dLCqg9BYYg
The Last Stage Of Human Evolution
http://youtu.be/vfuu0EdQA_Q
Four Moral Levels of Driving Force
http://youtu.be/NGL6g89DkME
In Search Of The Concept Of The Free Spirit
http://youtu.be/reqGP_KKK4w
Four Moral Levels of Motive
http://youtu.be/3UVO0xidoZ0
What is a Free Deed?
http://youtu.be/9QMR1GY8nL4
Capacity for Moral Intuition
http://youtu.be/IrqiFDZxaX4
Rudolf Steiner's Path To Freedom
http://youtu.be/hAljsCqxa2o
Situational Ethics Determined by Pure Intuition
http://youtu.be/0EGIp5rUxio
  Love Of The Deed
http://youtu.be/fDhRujbl8bs
Translating Rudolf Steiner
http://youtu.be/_VtOUVBKeLQ
Community Of Individualists
http://youtu.be/9YN0ijeIF3Y
Study Course "Philosophy Of Freedom"
http://youtu.be/DIEmjPnww-o
XI. MONISM AND THE PHILOSOPHY OF FREEDOM
Moral Authority
http://youtu.be/waTZL5vVEaI
THE THEORY OF FREEDOM
I. THE GOAL OF KNOWLEDGE

Principles Of Individualism: Life
http://youtu.be/43pbKv5v6AY
Principles Of Individualism: Truth
http://youtu.be/P3XmHpXufA4
Moral Freedom
http://youtu.be/qh9mZGwORZQ
II. CONSCIOUS HUMAN ACTION
Chapter 1 Philosophy of Freedom
http://youtu.be/nz0aWo4zzNI
XII. WORLD-PURPOSE AND LIFE-PURPOSE (THE DESTINY OF MAN)
Purpose and Destiny
http://youtu.be/WAps8V-hL6Y
The Evolution Of Free Will
http://youtu.be/5HqnBsyT3_U
XIII. MORAL IMAGINATION (DARWINISM AND MORALITY)
What is an Ethical Individualist?
http://youtu.be/ediPHFsFKxU
Act 1 Scene 1 Question of Freedom
http://youtu.be/amfxCuaOcg4
Act 1 Scene 2 Why Do I Act The Way I Do?
http://youtu.be/lNcGVlcQNqw
Moral Intuition, Moral Imagination, Moral Technique
http://youtu.be/LtZv8TN1pLU
III. WHY THE DESIRE FOR KNOWLEDGE IS FUNDAMENTAL
Chapter 2 Philosophy of Freedom
http://youtu.be/sA5SqrHskFU
Creative Ethics
http://youtu.be/usyhXmooz1I
Introduction to Mind-Body Debate
http://youtu.be/aRl8rcLTenM

XIV. THE VALUE OF LIFE (OPTIMISM AND PESSIMISM)
Pursuit of Happiness
http://youtu.be/bn0nDwc3rxg

Introspection
http://youtu.be/CthuvUky7I4
What is our Highest Pleasure?
http://youtu.be/ItqXLI0Qgd8
IV. THOUGHT AS THE INSTRUMENT OF KNOWLEDGE
Chapter 3 Philosophy of Freedom
http://youtu.be/Hda1jBMj4lc
XV. THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE GENUS
Part 1 Philosophy Of Freedom
http://youtu.be/UjjU9OcANgY
V. THE WORLD AS PERCEPT
Perception - The reality beyond matter
http://youtu.be/AqnEGu8VF8Y
 
VI. OUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORLD
Critical Thinking
http://youtu.be/6OLPL5p0fMg
 

What is the Path of Rudolf Steiner Video?

Path of Rudolf Steiner Video (video text is here)
Rather than looking backward to ancient paths or being lost in today's materialism, Rudolf Steiner shares his own path to freedom; a modern path that meets the current human development needs of our scientific age for the development of intuitive thinking, individual freedom and powerful ethical impulses. Steiner's path is described in The Philosophy of Freedom. He wrote the book in a special way so that the proper study of it results in a necessary thought training for those who want to be free.

 

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Animation Video
Chapter 9 Philosophy of Freedom: The Idea Of Freedom
What Is An Ethical Individualist?
Love Of The Deed
Individuality Springs From The Ideal
Community Of Individualists
In Search Of The Concept Of The Free Spirit
The Last Stage Of Human Evolution

 

Anthroposophy Video Player (6)

 

Anthroposophy Video
A1 Principles of Anthroposophy
Rudolf Steiner said; “Anyone interested in looking for them will find the basic principles of Anthroposophy already enunciated in this book.” Quotes in this video were selected for a quick review of The Philosophy of Freedom to the music of Bach Air On A G String and Pachelbell Canon.
A2 What is a Free Deed?
Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) from “Truth and Knowledge,” viii.
This is the final chapter in Rudolf Steiner's book "Truth and Knowledge". It expresses an idea of freedom to be expanded upon in "The Philosophy of Freedom" which was the next book written by Steiner.

A3 What is Free Community?
What is real anthroposophical community?
“Awakening To Community” by Rudolf Steiner, lecture 6
A4 How To Experience Free Will
The Philosophy of Freedom Chapter 9 & 12
Our psychological-physical organization contributes nothing to the essential nature of thinking, but withdraws whenever the activity of thinking takes place. The right to call an act of will free arises from the experience that an ideal intuition comes to realization in the act of will.

A5 Paths To Pure Thinking
The development of pure thinking. Pure thinking leads to the discovery of freedom and leads us to the realm of spirit.

A6 Living Thinking
If we once succeed in really finding life in thinking, we shall know that swimming in mere feelings, or being intuitively aware of the will element, cannot even be compared with the inner wealth and the self-sustaining yet ever moving experience of this life of thinking, let alone be ranked above it.

 

 Philosophy of Freedom Part I Video Player (11)
Chapter 1 thru 3


Philosophy of Freedom Part I Video

Chapter 1 Summary Conscious Human Action
Chapter 2 Summary Desire For Knowledge
Chapter 3 Summary Thought As The Basis For Understanding The World

K1  Pursuit Of Individuality
This video is based on the beginning of Chapter 1 called The Goal of Knowledge in the original 1894 edition of The Philosophy of Freedom. This part was removed by Rudolf Steiner in the 1918 revised edition. What had been Chapter 2, Conscious Human Thought, is now Chapter 1.
Act 1 Scene 1
Part 1 of 2 of Chapter 1 put in dialogue form to show the various views expressed in the chapter.
Act 1 Scene 2
Part 2 of 2 of Chapter 1 put in dialogue form to show the various views expressed in the chapter.

K3  Introduction To Duality and Mind-Body Debate
Chapter 2 The Fundamental Desire For Knowledge
This edited BBC video presents some history on the mind-body debate found in Chapter 2 of The Philosophy of Freedom; The Fundamental Urge For Knowledge. How can a brain made of matter think? How can a nonmaterial mind influence a material body?


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K6

 


Part II Freedom: Chapter 9 thru 14 Philosophy of Freedom


Part 1 Individuality and Group Stereotype
Chapter 14 Individuality and Type
Is individuality possible considering so much of who we are is determined by the groups we belong to such as race, ethnicity, nation, family, gender, religion and political party?

 

Part 2 Pursuit of Happiness
Chapter 13 The Value Of Life Video 1
Is their more pleasure or pain in life? Optimism declares this the best possible world, and to live and act in it is a gift of untold value. Pessimism contends that life is a burden full of misery and want.

 

Part 3 What is our Highest Pleasure?
Chapter 13 The Value Of Life Video 2
Is the 'will' strong enough to overcome the pain of life’s difficulties? If freedom is to be realized, the willing within human nature must be sustained by intuitive thinking. Individuals determine the value of life by measuring their achievements against their aims.

 

Part 4 Moral Intuition, Moral Imagination, Moral Technique
Chapter 12 Moral Imagination Video 1
Out of imagination, the not-yet-existing actions of the future will originate. Moral imagination, in order to turn its idea into a reality, must set to work applying Moral Technique to not violate the natural laws by which things are connected.

 

Part 5 Creative Ethics
Chapter 12 Moral Imagination Video 2
Should we measure our morality against the standard of traditional moral doctrines? The content of moral laws is newly created for each situation, not inherited. To be free means being able to determine, by moral imagination, those mental pictures (your motives) which underlie the action.

 

Part 6 Purpose and Destiny
Chapter 11 World Purpose and Life Purpose (Human Destiny)
What is my mission in the world? To the question: What is my task in life? there can be just one answer. Machines or beings of nature do not have purpose just because they are fashioned according to a law.

 

Part 7 Moral Authority
Chapter 10 Freedom Philosophy and Monism Video 1
Morality is dictated by family, state, society, church, God, and conscience.
Speculative Metaphysics imagines forces and adds it on to what is actually experienced. Materialism makes human beings into automatons whose conduct is the result of mechanical law. Spiritualism makes human beings into slaves of the Absolute.

 

Part 8 Moral Freedom
Chapter 10 Freedom Philosophy and Monism Video 2
Monism denies any validity to speculative Metaphysics. Ethical commandments which the Metaphysician assumes flows from a higher power are for the Monist thoughts of human beings. Each one of us is called upon to be a free spirit just as each rose bud is called upon to be a rose.

 

A4 How To Experience Free Will
Chapter 9 The Idea of Freedom
Our psychological-physical organization contributes nothing to the essential nature of thinking, but withdraws whenever the activity of thinking takes place. The right to call an act of will free arises from the experience that an ideal intuition comes to realization in the act of will.

 

Part 9 Motive, Driving Force and ‘I’
Chapter 9 The Idea Of Freedom Video 1
The two factors to be considered in an act of will are the Motive and the Driving Force. The same idea motivates different people to different actions according to their individual make-up; their characterological disposition. The characterological disposition is formed by the content of our mental pictures and feelings. Includes music video depicting Motive, Driving Force and ‘I’.

 

Part 10 Four Moral Levels of Driving Force
Chapter 9 The Idea Of Freedom Video 2
The Driving Force of our will is determined by our more or less permanent make-up. There are four levels of Driving Force: 1. Instinctive Life 2. Feeling Life 3. Practical Experience 4. Conceptual Thinking

 

Part 11 Four Moral Levels of Motive
Chapter 9 The Idea Of Freedom Video 3
The idea or motive is the momentary determining factor of willing; the aim or purpose of the action. There are four moral levels of Motives: 1. Egotism 2. Moral Authority 3. Moral Insight 4. Conceptual Intuition

 

 Part 12 Capacity For Moral Intuition
Chapter 9 The Idea Of Freedom Video 4
Conceptual thinking, Pure Thinking, Moral Intuition, Study of The Philosophy of Freedom

 

Part 13 Situational Ethics Determined by Pure Intuition
Video 5 Chapter 9 The Idea Of Freedom
How can an action be individually made to fit the special case and special situation and yet at the same time be conceptually determined by pure intuition? This video uses various view-points of world hunger to sort out the terms: perceptual content, moral motive, cognitive concept, moral concept, moral principle, moral duty, moral label, and idea. Good luck.



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Epistemology Video
Rudolf Steiner: What is Knowing?   
The Philosophy of Freedom is based on Rudolf Steiner's epistemology developed in Steiner's first 3 books preceding TPOF. 7 short videos summarizing Rudolf Steiner's epistemology.
1. Path to freedom
2. Desire for knowledge
3. Free to think
4. Living the unreflective life
5. Thinking perception of the idea
6. Free creation of knowledge
7. Cognition is a free decision

 

Videos by others:
Finding Rudolf Steiner by David Antonelli
Full Length movie (1:25:00) about Rudolf Steiner

Understanding Rudolf Steiner
Some important concepts defined.

Series of POF videos
Reading with commentary by 1funnyanthropop

 

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