Goethe, Thoreau and Steiner’s Contributions
to Holistic Science
This colloquy has been cancelled
In this colloquy, we will explore the contributions Johann von Goethe (1749 – 1832), Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) and Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925) made towards a science based on direct observation, or phenomenology. Though primarily known for his literature, Goethe considered his most important work to be in the sciences. Steiner edited Goethe’s scientific works making them known to the world for the first time. The form of phenomenological science, which Goethe developed and Steiner expanded, has become known as “Goethean Science”. We will read about, discuss and consider this method of scientific exploration as a way of following nature's ‘footprints’. The colloquy discussions, which will take place at the Water Research Institute Laboratory in South Blue Hill, will also involve experiment with water phenomena to experience this approach to science first-hand.
Jennifer Greene is a resident of Blue Hill and an international authority on water phenomena.
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