D playlogic to be faulty and reminiscent of the philosophical rhetoric that tries to run readers around in circles rather than actually search for truthHe continues the rest of the book saying that it is obviously clear that The Principle of Reason really means that no being is without reason He also euates being with reason The vernacular was German and the word used was grund which could mean ground or reason So in the translation the statement would appear Being and groundreason the same In the end the book was VERY repetitive If he id not repeat himself over and over again the book could probably have been at least cut in half The only reason for two stars rather than one is actually ue to the translator The translator actually id an excellent job of translating the work from German into English explaining the reasons for certain translations in the introduction and showing the German words used in parentheses when it was needed to show Heidegger s word play I would not recommend reading this as there is very little to be gained 45 A thought provoking series of lectures that convincingly shows that the ratio as the Leibnizian Kantian grounding 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 uestion as a groundless ground my words that by hiding itself in it s own shadow illuminates the appearances of knowable thing or beings Do you get it Is it even something that can be grasped At first the lectures seem repetitive in it s use of arguments and Latin phrases but it conveys a poetic uality that slowly excavates your own grounded rational reasoning And if your aren t satisfied the last pages of his 13th lecture when Heidegger invokes Heraclitus being in a four way How to Become a Virgin definition consisting of logos physis kosmos and aion is a real microp Here a gutsy Heidegger suddenly calls the Geschick assignment of being which Dangerous Disguise (Cavanaugh Justice, defines the history of western philosophy a child that plays a child that plays without asking itself the uestion why it plays because the playing itself is without a why The fundamental uestion is if the human species is willing to join not by exploiting it s own reason ratio itself it s own species but by answering the call of being in the realm of playingPhilosophical connotations the child in Zarathustra Schelling s Ungrund Dao and sunyat. The most importantevelopments in Heidegger's later thought One of Heidegger's most artfully composed texts it also contains important iscussions of language translation reason objectivity and technology as well as remarkable readings of Leibniz Kant Aristotle and Goethe among other.
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This is probably my favorite one A very succinct statement from late Heidegger unravelling the monolith of reason in Western history One of the Heidegger s interesting lecture sets While brief there is a lot of repetition But there is a pay off in the end the ifference between Being as Ground and Being as Principle of Reason 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 ark 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 timethey are the same but they are not the same Being is the ground of entities Although he seems to contradict the rules of logic being precedes logic Exhaustive overview of reason as it relates to concepts like being Western thought highly influenced by Leibniz I prefer Nietzsche 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 criticismskepticism 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 abstruse Jaynes in a way and thoroughly enjoyed Heidegger s exposition of the PSR in Greek thought versus how it eveloped over time I think he is right on track to point out how astounding it is that it took so long for the PSR to be formulated explicitly by Leibniz and how reflecting on its invasion of our thinking is critical to understanding modern life His central arguments about the limitations of the PSR and reading of it in Loveknot (Welcome to Tyler, di technophobic rant regarding something stupid that Leibniz wrote guess it must have been hard to find useful things too in the 50s after the NSDAP was shut The Perfect Blend down I know that Being and Time is a must read and the late works are where it is at for Heidegger s critiue 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 critiue of technology and the juxtaposition of the Principle. The Principle of Reason the text of an important and influential lecture course that Martin Heidegger gave in 1955 56 takes as its focal point Leibniz's principle nothing is without reason Heidegger shows here that the principle of reason is in fact a principle of being Much of hisis.
Of Reason over against Eckhart s poetic fragment The rose is without why it blooms because it blooms asks not whether it is seen prove incredibly fruitful Having read this book at a time of very personal tragedy it is also one of the few works of western philosophy that has really had an effect on me at a personal level I may think Kant is fundamentally right about most things I may hold SocratesPlato as philosophical exemplars but I experienced what Heidegger escribes in this text This book begins by analyzing The Principle of Reason which states Nothing is without reason At first Heidegger shows the potential pitfalls of this principle by showing that if this principle were true then the principle itself must also have a reason Then the reason for the principle of reason would also have to have a reason You could see this could simply continue forever and there would be no solid foundation or ground Fair enough flaw and logic showing the flawThe Principle of Reason is stated again Nihil est sine ratione The Principle indicates that everything must have a reason or a why Heidegger then goes way off from actually thinking about the principle itself to reflect on two lines of a poem The poem says The rose is without why It blooms because it blooms He analyzes this in epth which is ridiculous considering the fact that it is a poem and not a philosophical treatise He analyzes the grammar and states that the first line claims the rose has no why but the second line contains the word because which is used to render a reason So how can there be no why and still have a because I found it completely unenlightened as we are looking at a poem from a poet To first point out how we Wanted (Sealed with a Kiss don t want to end up in groundlessness but then go on to analyze something insignificant to the crux of the matter is inconsistent If we want to avoid groundlessness he shouldn t start picking apart everything that anyone has ever written and try to rebut itThen he makes a HUGE stretch In order to avoid looking for reasons and reasons of reasons and reasons of reasons of reasons et cetera Heidegger uses word play He looks at the statement Nothing is without reason Then he points out that the word is comes from the verb to be This leads to his conclusion that The Principle of Reason is about being Basically he used word play to claim that the principle applies to beings So when a reason is given for a particular beingobject then weon t have to look for the reason for the reason since the reason itself is not a being I found his wor. Cussion is aimed at bringing his readers to the leap of thinking which enables them to grasp the principle of reason as a principle of being This text presents Heidegger's most extensive reflection on the notion of history and its essence the Geschick of being which is considered on of.
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 ualification His ideas have exerted a seminal influence on the development of contemporary European philosophy They have also had an impact far beyo