A (Terse) Introduction to Linear Algebra (Student by Yitzhak Katznelson and Yonatan R. Katznelson

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Many Christian thinkers, from Augustine in the fifth century to Descartes in the seventeenth century, have argued that ideas could be intuited clearly and distinctly. Then, in the eighteenth century, John Locke argued that no ideas come to the mind except through the senses, and, essentially, he established what has been the dominant theory of knowledge in the West to the present day. In his Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path, Steiner argues against Locke’s idea that all knowledge derives exclusively from sensory experience.

Steiner’s teachings are permeated by the Christ impulse but are not constrained by Christian dogma or the ideal of faith. Instead, he proposes that, in the present age, we can best realize the Christ through our own Logos nature, through thinking, loving, and acting from freedom. Steiner’s writings and lectures include countless exercises aimed at developing true individuality. For such practices, Christ is the essential source, goal, and guarantor, but other high beings, including Krishna of the Bhagavad Gita, Brahman of the Hindu Vedanta tradition, Buddha, Sophia, and several archangels, particularly Michael, are also active on behalf of humanity.

The result of working conscientiously through Steiner’s Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path should be none other than what the title suggests—to think freely, to intuit ideas and ideals that live in the spiritual world of which the free thinker is a creative member. Steiner emphasizes repeatedly that our faulty (nonspiritual, unfree) thinking is due to alienation, both innate and imposed, from other human beings and from cosmic rhythms. This same metaphysical isolation leads to an erroneous image of human beings, particularly of children, the aged, the ill, and the disabled.

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