The pre-Socratics

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From the fragments of the Milesians, Phythagoreans, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Empedocles, Anaxagoras, Leukippus and Democritus as well as from texts by Kepler, Nietzsche, Hegel and Kierkegaard.
Compiled, slightly commented and read by Axel Grube.
Playing time 78 min.

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Not only the pre-Socratics themselves, but also the - often hidden - revenants of their thoughts should be heard in this compilation. Texts by Johannes Kepler, Friedrich Nietzsche, Hölderlin and Kierkegaard, for example, are intended to illuminate the broad aura of pre-Socratic thought through the ages. The emergence of urban pre-Socratic thinking in an 'Axial Age' (Karl Jaspers) of human intellectual history means first of all a fall into a homelessness of human existence, the loss of a naive religion. Hypotheses of natural philosophy and rational primal principles took the place of a closed world view of man, nature and addressable gods for the first time and threw man into a vastness of personal responsibility, which he - to this day - largely tries to escape Celestial bodies move in such quantity and size, it is impossible that an unimaginably loud sound does not arise from it. Since they presuppose this and also that the speed would have the rational proportions of musical harmonies as a result of the respective distance relationships, they claim that the sound of the stars moving in circles is a harmonic one. Because it certainly seems incomprehensible that we do not hear this sound, they state as the cause of this that this sound already exists immediately from our birth, so that it does not stand out from a silence that is opposed to it. ' (Phytagoras, older Phytagoras)

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