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The Essence of Reasons

(Studies in Continental Thought)

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Northwestern University Studies in Phenomenology & Existential Philosophy
Heidegger was born in Messkirch, Baden, Germany on 9/22/1889. He studied Roman Catholic theology & philosophy at the University of Frieburg before joining its faculty in 1915. Eight years later he took a teaching position at Marburg. He taught there till 1928, then went back to Frieburg. As a philoso
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Published July 28th 1969 by Northwestern University Press (Evanston, IL) (first published 1949)
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Mar 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: للدراسة
من أجمل كتب مارتن هايدجر وأسهلها مقارنة ببقية أعماله الفلسفية وهو الفيلسوف الألماني الأصعب علي الإطلاق وهذا من وجهة نظر الألمان أنفسهم !!

في هذا الكتاب ستجد هايدجر يأخذك في رحلة فلسفية صوفية جميلة حول مبدأ العلة ، خاصة حين يفسر هذا المبدأ في ضوء ابيات شعرية جميلة للشاعر المتصوف أنجيلوس سليزيوس
والأجمل حين يتساءل هايدجر حول علة مبدأ العلة ؟
فإذا كان لكل شئ علة ، فما علة مبدأ العلة ؟
أم أن مبدأ العلة بلا علة ؟

كتاب جميل خاصة لدارسي الفلسفة
Mohammed Yusuf
كتاب يوضح كيف أن هولاء الفلاسفة ( بحكوها شديد ) - كتاب جميل و معقد

هل تدري أن هذا الكتاب يدور حول جملة واحدة هي ( كل شئ يوجد بعلة ) مع تقدير الباء هنا على أنها ليست للمصاحبة بالمعنى المألوف إنها مصاحبة من نوع آخر .. هذه الجملة على بساطتها تختصر الكثير من التفكير داخل نطاق هذه المقولة ببساطة هي من المبادئ الأساسية في الفلسفة كالتناقض بأن لا تكون أنت وغيرك في نفس اللحظة فأنت أيضاً تتعامل مع الوجود وفق علل معينة وهنالك فارق طبعاً بين السبب والعلة حيث تشمله ولا يشملها

في البداية تأصيل للمبدأ , كمبدأ أ
Ahmed Abdelazim
تنقلات بين أفكار ليبنيز وكانط نحو الحداثه

قضية العلة أم علّة القضية أم كليهما !؟ حيث يتحدّث بالأحرى عن علّة وجود القضية وعلة الحكاية كحكاية

وعن الوجود يقول هيراقليطس " إن الانحجاب لاينفك عن الظهور ، فالوجود نور وظهور وهو بهذه الصفة وفي الوقت نفسه انحجاب وخفاء ، ان الانحجاب لاينفك عن انتشار الوجود وظهوره " لذلك فهو جزء من ذاتية الوجود

ويقول جوته " غير أن العلم يجهد ويصارع باحثا دون كلل طالبا ً السنن والعلل , سائلا لماذا الشئ هكذا وكيف "
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
(4.5) A thought-provoking series of lectures that convincingly shows that the 'ratio' as the (Leibnizian / Kantian) ground(ing) of our modern era, the 'atomic age' - anticipating the 'information age' - isn't sufficient and only gives rise to a calculating method of instrumental thinking, controlling and exploiting (of the natural, 'objective' world). Instead of 'ratio' Heidegger inserts 'being' (sein) - no surprise here, since it was his life-long question - as a 'groundless ground' (my words), ...more
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Oct 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I know that Being and Time is a must read, and the late works are where it is at for Heidegger's critique of technology and mediations on the poetic, on thought and on being. However, to my mind, this is one of Heidegger's best works. Whether it is because of its position in Heidegger's intellectual thought or its position in his personal biography, Heidegger is at his best here. The meditations on Meister Eckhart and Liebniz, the critique of technology and the juxtaposition of the Principle of ...more
Jun 11, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
technophobic rant regarding something stupid that Leibniz wrote. guess it must have been hard to find useful things to do in the 50s after the NSDAP was shut down.
Tijmen Lansdaal
"It's complicated."
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First experience with Heidegger and I went back and forth between thinking this was profound and thinking it was obfuscatory rhetoric cloaking fairly simple new-age thoughts. The latter criticism/skepticism remains in my mind, but I experienced enough of the former belief in what he's going for to give this 5 stars. I love the idea of historical conceptual analysis in this mold (a much more abstruse Jaynes in a way), and thoroughly enjoyed Heidegger's exposition of the PSR in Greek thought versu ...more
Exhaustive overview of reason as it relates to concepts like being, Western thought, highly influenced by Leibniz. I prefer Nietzsche.
Edward Moran
Apr 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: heidegger
I thought this might be a boring tome on rational thought but heidegger never ceases to amaze. It was like a sky full of lightning flashes on a dark night. Basically, heidegger says being and the principle of sufficient reason are the same. However, you can't say they are the same because that comparison can only be made of entities and these are not entities. Therefore, his language gets very convoluted in appearing to say two contradictory things at the same time:they are the same but they are ...more
Gene Bales
One of the Heidegger's more interesting lecture-sets. While brief, there is a lot of repetition. But there is a pay-off in the end: the difference between Being as Ground and Being as Principle of Reason.
Christopher Ruth
This is probably my favorite one.
Erik Graff
May 03, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Heidegger fans
Recommended to Erik by: Thomas Sheehan
Shelves: philosophy
Read during the second semester of 1981/82 while taking Thomas Sheehan's "Continental German Thought: Heidegger" at Loyola University Chicago.
Nov 13, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
A very succinct statement from 'late' Heidegger unravelling the monolith of 'reason' in Western history.
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In my view the best way into Heidegger’s thought, these lectures take Leibniz’s Principle of Sufficient Reason as a starting point for a broader discussion of the place of reason in Western philosophy, the relation between reason and being, and the way in which the relentless expansion of modern technology follows a path carved out by an understanding of being with a legacy as old as the Occident itself. In other words, all of the main strands of Heidegger’s thought — his sense of his place in t ...more
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Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) was a German philosopher whose work is perhaps most readily associated with phenomenology and existentialism, although his thinking should be identified as part of such philosophical movements only with extreme care and qualification. His ideas have exerted a seminal influence on the development of contemporary European philosophy. They have also had an impact far beyo ...more

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