The Metamorphosis of the Given

Toward an Ecology of Consciousness

by Jean Schwartzkopf (Author)
Others XXX, 210 Pages
Series: Revisioning Philosophy, Volume 20


The Metamorphosis of the Given leads us to experience reality as a product of what is given and not-given. Given are the perceptual world and all organizing systems of the mind. Not-given is the act of the human spirit of giving attention and new meaning; these are not given, because only the human being can give them. The conversation of humanity reflects this interaction between the human spirit and the world. In this process the feeling of reality changes and gives birth to possibilities for a new, emerging shared paradigm.


XXX, 210
ISBN (Hardcover)
New York, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., Paris, Wien, 1995. XXX, 210 pp.

Biographical notes

Jean Schwartzkopf (Author)

The Author: Friedemann-Eckart Schwarzkopf, Ph.D. (philosophy), born 1947 in Germany, trained attorney, writer and lecturer, teaches philosophy and theory of natural science at Rudolf Steiner College, Sacramento (Fair Oaks), California. His emphasis is to observe the light of human awareness and how it molds our shared reality. He is known as translator and editor of several books and many articles by the Hungarian scientist and philosopher Georg Kühlewind.


Title: The Metamorphosis of the Given