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Man or Matter

Introduction to a Spiritual Understanding of Nature on the Basis of Goethe's Method of Training Observation and Thought

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Author: Ernst Lehrs
Published: 1950
Language: English
Wordcount: 139,655 / 417 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.1
LoC Category: B
Downloads: 1,920
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dern form, was either powerless to govern human actions, or at least unable to direct them towards right ends. In fact, where scientific thinking had done most to change the practical relations of human life, as in the mechanization of economic production, conditions had arisen which made it more difficult, not less, for men to live in a way worthy of man. At a time when humanity was equipped as never before to investigate the order of the universe, and had achieved triumphs of design in mechanical constructions, human life was falling into ever wilder chaos. Why was this?

The fact that most of my contemporaries were apparently quite unaware of the problem that stirred me so deeply could not weaken my sense of its reality. This slumber of so many souls in face of the vital questions of modern life seemed to me merely a further symptom of the sickness of our age. Nor could I think much better of those who, more sensitive to the contradictions in and around them, sought refuge in art or religion. The cat

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