The world lies in our hands.
We are responsible.
No one else.
Every single individual can be the starting point of a new future. Anytime.

Becoming capable of social reorganization, in our own lives, our actions, in culture, politics, economics and others – this is the task of the section for social sciences at the Goetheanum.

The section investigates these conditions and principles, through which appropriate and humane action in the social context becomes possible.
We want to help train and develop the skills and institutions, which can lead to life in dignified conditions in society.

Threefold Social Organism

As human beings we have three capacities: thinking, feeling and acting. Each of those capacities have a correspondence with the different spheres of the society and are based on a universal value: the freed thinking for the cultural life, the feeling of equality for the other in the legal sphere and the value of solidarity in the economic life. The autonomy of each sphere and the striving for each appropriate principle would open the possibility for a healthy, productive and peaceful society.

Cultural Life

This is the sphere of freedom, where each individual capacity can be unfold to enrich and develop the society as a whole. It is the field of education, art, science and religion.

#freedom #think #spiritual #art

Legal-Political Life

The human rights are independent from the economic power and they do not distinguish among people, the core principle is equality. In this field we have the relationship between human beings as equals.

#equality #feel #empathy #people

Economic Life

The economic life is the transformation of the nature into commodities that meet human needs. The principle that rules this sphere is solidarity: the needs of the other are cover by my work, as my needs are covered by the work of the others.

#solidarity #do #will #colaboration

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The World Goetheanum Association is a worldwide forum oriented towards the future development of people and the earth. It brings together partners from all fields of life, such as agriculture, education, medicine, art, trade and banking. Partners can be companies, institutions and self-employed persons.

How do we meet the pressing social challenges of the 21st century? In 1919, after the First World War, a popular movement for the “threefold division of the social organism” started in Stuttgart. It was inspired by Rudolf Steiner and advocated a comprehensive social reorganization based on the self-determination of responsible people in all areas of society.

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The School of Spiritual Science is responsible for research in the spiritual field, for stimulating and dealing with practical questions and for continuing education in anthroposophically oriented fields of work. Today the university is divided into one general anthroposophical section and ten specialist sections. The work is based on the course in the humanities held by Rudolf Steiner in 1924 for the members of the university as part of their first class. The university has its headquarters and coordination centre at the Goetheanum and its work takes place worldwide in the contexts in which members of the university are active.

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