The article combines our current allusions to a turning point in history with a look back at ancient conditions. Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War serves as an example. The question is what Thucydides associates with the term »greatest kinesis«. The philosophical consideration focuses on the aspect of a fundamental change in orientation. The aim of the argumentation is a deeper understanding of our political situation in times of war.
Robert Müller: Der Faktor Kinesis. Zum philosophischen Bewegungskonzept des Thukydides. Göttingen. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2022, 412 S.