Masters of humanity

N. Lygeros

Translated from the Greek by Athena Kehagias




Scene IX

Harris
What do you mean with the expression:  Masters of humanity?

Master
You are aware of course of the other expression: Masters of the genus.

Harris
There is a historical documentation.

Master
Don't solely examine the history as such, but also its substance.

Harris
What is  its substance?

Master
The myth! Silence. They all exist, some live on, a few write, the rare create.

Harris
In which way are they related to the myth?

Master
Fate, destiny, history and myth.

Harris
Sorry, Master, I still don't understand.

Master
There is a correlation ... Silence. Do you remember the parable?

Harris
There are those, who do not know that they do not know, those who know that they do not know, those who do not know that they know and those who know that they know.

Master
The myth is history's resistant core. A framework of protection, if you like.

Harris
The foundations?

Master
Axioms for mathematics, values for intelligence.

Harris
And the principles?

Master
For society alone.

Harris
But isn't a human a social being?

Master
Neither social nor political.

Harris
But Aristotle?

Master
The Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum degenerated socially. The society has forgotten the essence and only held on to the names: ontology without teleology.

Harris
Because the " let no one ignorant of geometry come. .  " was not implemented.

Master
Leonardo da Vinci also wrote in his manuscripts: "let not, anyone who is not a mathematician read my works."

Harris
Was it for this reason that, Galilei Galileo wrote, that "the book of nature is written in mathematics"?

Master
Mathematics contain a method of compression of knowledge. When they all forget, the mathematics remember.

Harris
For example?

Master
When Archimedes discovered that the cylinder has a volume, three seconds of the sphere, he considered it so important, that he asked for that to be engraved on his gravestone .

Harris
As Karl Friedrich Gauss did with the Heptadecagon, which he constructed with ruler and compass.

Master
It was actually the same mental scheme.

Harris
Why is this an example?

Master
When all the inhabitants of Syracuse forgot where was the tomb of Archimedes Ciceron rediscovered it after 137 years, thanks to the mathematical engraving.

Harris
A memory wedge into oblivion.

Master
This is also what the masters of humanity are.

Harris
What do you mean?

Master
Wedges of human memory into social oblivion.

Harris
So this is the context. And the field?

Master
Future fragments into the past.

Harris
It seems incomprehensible...

Master
Why should all be readily understood?

Harris
Wouldn't things be better that way?

Master
The memory is associated with unhurriedness. Oblivion is related to speed .

Harris
I had not thought about it in that way.

Master
The big difference with the masters of the genus, is time.

Harris
It's so important?

Master
L'être et le néant of Jean-Paul Sartre was not but a note of Sein und Zeit of Martin Heidegger.

Harris
And the Humanitas et Tempus;

Master
Simply a mathematical compression of substance!

Harris
The difference in time, therefore.

Master
And that difference makes the difference.

Harris
Significance is Increased.

Master
Through the universality ...

Harris
What do the Masters of humanity  look like?

Master
With lighthouses and with the truth.

Harris
The truth?

Master
Etymologically, isn't that which doesn't forget?

Harris
Correct! But the ratio?

Master
Victor Hugo said: «La vérité éclaire tout mais ne se laisse pas regarder».

Harris
As simple as that.

Master
But not simplistic.

Harris
And how do we recognize them?

Master
It is the people who seem like others, but no one seems like them.

Harris
I wonder what Alexia will say.

Master
Alexia, as a scholar, knows the essence of the word.

Harris
And as a student?

Master
The value of silence. Silence.

Harris
I don't know what else to say.

Master
Don't search for it.

Harris
Would it just come alone?

Master
Find it.

Harris
I understood ...







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