Beauty, Truth, and Goodness
The transcendentals are the properties of being that correspond to three aspects of the human field of interest and are their ideals; science (truth), the arts (beauty) and religion (goodness). Philosophical disciplines that study them are logic, aesthetics, and ethics. - Wikipedia
Rudolf Steiner stated that the primary function of education is to exercise the students' faculties of thinking, feeling, and willing. These basic human qualities manifest in civilization as the "eternal verities" of truth, beauty, and goodness, and these in turn, in science, art, and religion.
A single lecture first published in 1927, by the Anthroposophical Publishing Company, London. This booklet was reprinted in 1986 by kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Press, London, successors to the Anthroposophical Publishing Company (vol. 220 in the Bibliographic Survey).
This volume is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. A lecture by Rudolf Steiner Dornach, January 19, 1923
The transcendentals of truth, beauty, and goodness are closely intertwined. Dubay (1999) observed that “Truth beauty and goodness have their being together, by truth we are put in touch with reality which we find is good for us and beautiful to behold. In our knowing, loving and delighting the gift of reality appears to us as something infinitely and in-exhaustively valuable and fascinating.” In seeking to discuss one, the others are naturally and organically brought into the conversation. The Cardinal Newman Society -
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