The Urgency of Social Threefolding in a World Still at War with Itself


  • Matthew Segall CIIS


sociology, economics, spirituality, political theory


Rudolf Steiner’s proposal for the threefolding of society is introduced and applied to the present. It is argued that a conscious differentiation (not division) of economic, political, and cultural domains brings clarity to the healthy impulses seeking expression in each domain. The hope is that such a clarification facilitates the cultivation of the collective will and moral imagination required for addressing the thicket of social conflicts dividing humanity at both local and planetary scales. 


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How to Cite

Segall, M. (2023). The Urgency of Social Threefolding in a World Still at War with Itself. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 19(1), 229–248. Retrieved from