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By: Ursula Stehle, Ph.D.

Anthroposophy

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For The Anthroposophical Society, see Anthroposophical Society.

Anthroposophy, a philosophy founded by Rudolf Steiner, postulates the existence of an objective, intellectually comprehensible spiritual world that is accessible by direct experience through inner development. More specifically, it aims to develop faculties of perceptive imagination, inspiration and intuition through the cultivation of a form of thinking independent of sensory experience,[1][2] and to present the results thus derived in a manner subject to rational verification. Anthroposophy aims to attain in its study of spiritual experience the precision and clarity attained by the natural sciencesin their investigations of the physical world.[1] The philosophy has double roots in German idealism and German mysticism[3] and was initially expressed in language drawn from Theosophy.

Anthroposophical ideas have been applied practically in many areas including Steiner/Waldorf educationspecial education (most prominently through the Camphill Movement), biodynamic agriculturemedicineethical bankingorganizational development, and the arts.[1][4][5][6][7] The Anthroposophical Society has its international center at the Goetheanum in DornachSwitzerland.

Modern analysts, including Michael Shermer, have termed anthroposophy's application in areas such as medicine, biology and biodynamic agriculturepseudoscience.[8][9][10]






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