Martin Heidegger


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Martin Heidegger (September 26, 1889 – May 26, 1976) was a German philosopher known for his existential and phenomenological explorations of the "question of Being".

Heidegger maintained that philosophy, in the process of philosophizing, had lost sight of the being it sought. Finding ourselves "always already" fallen in a world of presuppositions we lose touch with ... more »

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  • ''Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man.''
    Martin Heidegger (1889-1976), German philosopher. Lecture, August 5, 1951. "Building Dwelling Thinking," published in Poetry, Language, Thought (1971)...
  • ''The German language "speaks Being," while all the others merely "speak of Being."''
    Martin Heidegger (1889-1976), German philosopher. Quoted in Frank Kermode, An Appetite for Poetry: Essays in Literary Interpretation, prologue (1989)....
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