Influential Past Teachers

Articles for Philosophy

Socrates: Early Years

from the History Channel: Socrates was born and lived nearly his entire life in Athens. His father Sophroniscus was a stonemason and his mother, Phaenarete, was a midwife. As a youth, he showed an appetite for learning. Plato describes him eagerly acquiring the writings of the leading contemporary philosopher Anaxagoras and says he was taught […]

The Case for Anthroposophy

by Rudolf Steiner: In Max Dessoir’s book, From Beyond the Soul there is a brief section in which the systematic noetic investigation, or spiritual science, called “anthroposophical” and associated with my name, is stigmatised as scientifically untenable.