"What you think wrong,
you have to live wrong."
"The rights are equal,
because people are unequal."
"I am for many times
or for individuals
of many coming times."
Cross-Thinker, Wisdom Teacher and Visionary
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"It comforts me that you are there. The time seems to be habitable again."
– Walther Rathenau
"Here, finally, is one who stretches his arms far over the world."
– Gustav Landauer
"It is a pleasure for me to confirm my worship for the great thinker Constantin Brunner."
– Max Horkheimer
"Here it is again, the deep true humanity."
– Yehudi Menuhin
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This interview in German with the well-known violinist Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999), in which he is talking about his fascination for Brunner's philosophy and about other topics, was conducted in London in 1994 and digitized for the first time by our foundation in 2018.
„What you think wrong, you have to live wrong“
The forgotten philosopher Constantin Brunner
Matinee (in German) at May 12, 2019, 11:00 in Jünkerath, Hostel an der Kyll, Bahnhofsstr. 32
Constantin Brunner (1862-1937) was a well-known and much-discussed philosopher in the first third of the twentieth century who was concerned not only with theory, but with a fundamental change in life and life-reform. Brunner lived in seclusion as a private scholar and emigrated to the Netherlands in 1933, where he died in 1937. Due to the persecutions in the Nazi era and the Second World War, his work has been forgotten.
With the recently published Constantin Brunner-reading book in German language „Was du nicht richtig denkst, das musst du verkehrt leben“, Brunner's most important texts are made accessible again. The two editors, Jürgen Stenzel and Robert Zimmer, introduce the book and to the work of Brunner. Admission is free.
The "Trierische Volksfreund" reported in its online version (German) on the 3rd of May 2019 about the thinker Brunner, the Brunner Foundations and the matinee in Jünkerath, see here.
In the publishing house Königshausen & Neumann a Brunner reader was published in April 2019, that eliminates a deficiency that probably felt all those who have previously dealt with Brunner or wanted to inform themselves about Brunner's work: Robert Zimmer and Jürgen Stenzel have selected the most relevant text passages from Brunner's extensive work and assembled them in a single volume so that a concentrated overview of his philosophy becomes possible.
Hentrich & Hentrich: Berlin 2017
Robert Zimmer is introducing to Brunner's biography, life work and thinking (in German). Brunner's main work „Die Lehre von den Geistigen und vom Volke“ (1908) is being described and Zimmer refers to its connection between a rational interpretation of the world, mystical unity philosophy and enlightened political and social theory. Brunner linked the systematic claim of the theorist with the practical life aspirations of a wisdom teacher. To discover is an original and productive thinker who has made a very own contribution to the philosophy of modernity.
Constantin Brunner im Kontext. Ein Intellektueller zwischen Kaiserreich und Exil.
De Gruyter: Berlin 2014