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The cosmos of philosophy

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Whether and to what extent so-called philosophical thinking - at least in its western form - is directly under the influence of mythical pre-forms, will remain an open question for the time being. However, it has already been shown and will be shown several times in the future that philosophy has not eliminated the mythical interpretation of the world, but has remained embedded in it and has been stimulated by it again and again. The resemblance of the basic motifs is often so great that it is difficult to draw a sharp line and to attribute specific spiritual-historical phenomena to one or the other sphere. In some stages of development, the “Logos” stands out relatively clearly from the “Myth”, only to be largely absorbed by it in other sections.

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