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longer able to befriend the essential, the simple, and the constant? It is in this friendship (philia) alone that the turning to the beings as such takes place, from which the question concerning the concept of Being (sophia)—the grounding question of philosophy—arises.

Or do we also first need remembrance for this?

So Aristotle offered the saying:

Καὶ δὴ καὶ τὸ πάλαι τε καὶ νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ ζητούμενον καὶ ἀεὶ ἀπορούμενον, τί τὸ ὄν ....

(Metaphysics Z1, 1028, b2ff.)[25]