Readings in Goethean Science from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Rudolf Steiner
Edited by Herbert H. Koepf and Linda S. Jolly. 1978. 68 pages.
An introduction to Goethe’s natural scientific writings, this book provides an alternative approach to “a science of living nature,” one that goes beyond simple numbers and measurements. Goethe’s development of morphological thought is a disciplined methodology that provides such an alternative. Through such observation, we can being to see the essence of living nature. Rudolf Steiner derived his theory of knowledge from Goethe’s practice of natural science – and hence our understanding of biodynamic agriculture is tied to Goethe’s approach. This book contains five writings by Goethe, as well as two by Rudolf Steiner.