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“Why are there beings at all, instead of Nothing?”
Martin Heidegger, Introduction to Metaphysics
“When the farthest corner of the globe has been conquered
technologically and can be exploited economically; when any incident you like, in any place you like, at any time you like, becomes
accessible as fast as you like; when you can simultaneously "experience" an assassination attempt against a king in France and a symphony concert in Tokyo; when time is nothing but speed, instantaneity, and simultaneity, and time as history has vanished from all
Being of all peoples; when a boxer counts as the great man of a
people; when the tallies of millions at mass meetings are a triumph;
then, yes then, there still looms like a specter over all this uproar the
question: what for? — where to? — and what then?”
Martin Heidegger, Introduction to Metaphysics
“But what is great can only begin great.”
Martin Heidegger, Introduction to Metaphysics
“Ceea-ce-se-situeaza-în-sine-însusi devine, din clipa în care este considerat dinspre privitor, ceea-ce-se-în-fatiseaza, ceea ce se ofera în aspectul sau exterior.”
Martin Heidegger, Introduction to Metaphysics
“One expects philosophy to promote, and even to accelerate, the practical and technical business of culture by alleviating it, making it easier. {9}”
Martin Heidegger, Introduction to Metaphysics
“Aceasta bucata de creta, de pilda, este un lucru cu o anumita întindere, relativ solid, avînd o forma determinata, culoarea alba si, laolalta cu toate aceste proprietati, avînd-o pe aceea de a scrie. întocmai cum îi apartine acestui lucru faptul de a se afla aici, în aceeasi masura îi apartine putinta de a nu se afla aici si de a nu avea aceasta marime. Posibilitatea ca el sa fie plimbat de-a lungul tablei si de a fi uzat nu este ceva pe care l-am adaugat lucrului prin intermediul gîndirii. El însusi, ca fiind aceasta fiintare, se afla în aceasta posibilitate, altminteri nu ar fi o creta în calitatea ei de instrument de scris. Tot astfel, fiecarei fiintari îi apartine, într-o modalitate care-i e proprie, acest posibil. Acest posibil îi apartine cretei. Ea însasi detine în ea însasi o proprietate determinata prin care este destinata unei anumite utilizari.”
Martin Heidegger, Introduction to Metaphysics
“August este singur pe vîrful unui munte; sînt ultimele sale zile. Poetul spune: „El sta aici si asculta vidul pur. Totul e ciudat, o nalucire. Pe mare (cîndva, August calatorise adesea pe mare) se misca totusi ceva; acolo exista sunet, ceva ce se putea auzi, un cor al apelor. Aici — nimicul se întîlneste cu nimicul într-o absenta fara hotare. Nu-ti ramîne decît sa dai din cap, plin de resemnare.”
Martin Heidegger, Introduction to Metaphysics
“The one: how it is (what it, Being, is) and also how not-Being (is) impossible. This is the pathway of grounded trust,”
Martin Heidegger, Introduction to Metaphysics
“For words and language are not wrappings in which things are packed for the commerce of those who write and speak. It is in words and language that things first come into being and are.”
Martin Heidegger, Introduction to Metaphysics
“Ei acceptă numai ceea ce tocmai le iese în cale, ceea ce îi măguleşte şi le este cunoscut. Sunt asemenea câinilor: „Căci câinii latră şi ei la toţi cei pe care nu-i cunosc”.”
Martin Heidegger, Introduction to Metaphysics
“Asking the question of being is one of the essential and fundamental conditions for the awakening of spirit and hence for an originary world of historical Dasein. It is indispensable if the peril of world-darkening [Weltverdüsterung] is to be forestalled and if our Volk at the center of the West is to take on its historical mission.”
Martin Heidegger, Introduction to Metaphysics
“This Europe, in its unholy blindness always on the point of cutting its own throat, lies today in the great pincers between Russia on the one side and America on the other. Russia and America, seen metaphysically, are both the same: the same hopeless frenzy of unchained technology and of the rootless organisation of the average man.”
Martin Heidegger, Introduction to Metaphysics
“Precisely because we have embarked on the great and long venture of demolishing a world that has grown old and of rebuilding it authentically anew, i.e. historically, we must know the tradition. We must know more—i.e. our knowledge must be stricter and more binding—than all the epochs before us, even the most revolutionary. Only the most radical historical knowledge can make us aware of our extraordinary tasks and preserve us from a new wave of mere restoration and uncreative imitation.”
Martin Heidegger, Introduction to Metaphysics