It was as an interpreter of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe that Rudolf Steiner first became known. In 1882, at the age of 21, he was asked to be the editor of Goethe's scientific writings for a new edition of his works. By thoroughly penetrating, assimilating and appropriating Goethe's way of thinking and perceiving, Steiner schooled himself for his own epistemological, scientific and mystical-esoteric work.
In these introductions we can see the seeds of all that would later flow into anthroposophy and spiritual science, as well as a basis for a renewal in science.
April 2010; Trans: J. Barnes and M. Spiegler (GA 1); AP; 320pp; 22 x 15 cm; pb;