• The Philosophy of Freedom

  • By: Rudolf Steiner
  • Narrated by: Lomakayu
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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The Philosophy of Freedom

By: Rudolf Steiner
Narrated by: Lomakayu
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Originally published in 1894, Rudolf Steiner's Die Philosophie der Freiheit was considered by Steiner to be his most enduring work above all others. This is the first English translation, which was done in 1916. Two years later, in 1918, he revised it to be more in line with The Theosophical Society's philosophy. In many ways, this edition is truer to his spirit then all other translations, including some of the modern ones. 

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Surprisingly good

This performance is surprisingly good. It is a little like listening to Ronald Reagan to read the book. I think it is a solid performance and pleasant.

The book itself is something I want to reread and listen to until I understand what Steiner was teaching. One way or the other it is probably Steiner’s best book.

I've just listened to this a second time. I'm going to listen to it a 3rd time soon. I encourage the reader to produce and read more Steiner books. I will buy and enjoy them.

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Audio poorly edited, but fantastic content

I love the deep contemplations of this book, and Steiner's perspective.

However, the audio is not well edited. The start of most sentences is cut off, making certain passages harder to understand and detracting from the overall ease of listening.

As an audio engineer, my guess is that a noise gate was applied to the audio to cut out background noise between statements, but with too high a threshold and too long an attack, causing the start of discrete audio segments to be cut off. I still am listening through, but it is not as pleasing as it could be.

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The narrator is an engaging speaker who seems to be familiar with the content. His intonation conveyed a lot of meaning and held the text together.

The work itself is very interesting and concerns freedom of will, dualism, monism, being, evolution, and spirituality. It is an original philosophy that draws heavily from a lot of thinkers. It is useful to the individual who aims to analyze spiritual enlightenment.