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Martin Heidegger
September 26, 1889 - May 26, 1976
Nationality: German
Category: Philosopher
Subcategory: German Philosopher

Being and time determine each other reciprocally, but in such a manner that neither can the former - Being - be addressed as something temporal nor can the latter - time - be addressed as a being.


The human being is not the lord of beings, but the shepherd of Being.


Only a god can save us.


The German language speaks Being, while all the others merely speak of Being.


The possible ranks higher than the actual.


Agriculture is now a motorized food industry, the same thing in its essence as the production of corpses in the gas chambers and the extermination camps, the same thing as blockades and the reduction of countries to famine, the same thing as the manufacture of hydrogen bombs.


We still by no means think decisively enough about the essence of action.


Time-space as commonly understood, in the sense of the distance measured between two time-points, is the result of time calculation.


Time is not a thing, thus nothing which is, and yet it remains constant in its passing away without being something temporal like the beings in time.


Whatever can be noted historically can be found within history.


Language is the house of the truth of Being.


Transcendence constitutes selfhood.


The most thought-provoking thing in our thought-provoking time is that we are still not thinking.


But every historical statement and legitimization itself moves within a certain relation to history.


To dwell is to garden.


Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man.


As the ego cogito, subjectivity is the consciousness that represents something, relates this representation back to itself, and so gathers with itself.


True time is four-dimensional.


Why are there beings at all, instead of Nothing?


We name time when we say: every thing has its time. This means: everything which actually is, every being comes and goes at the right time and remains for a time during the time allotted to it. Every thing has its time.


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