Martin Heidegger - Question Quotes
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For anyone who at the end of Western philosophy can and must still question philosophically, the decisive question is no longer merely What basic character do beings manifest? or How may the being of beings be characterized? but What is this 'being' itself? The decisive question is that of the meaning of being, not merely that of the being of beings.
The Geschick of being: a child that plays... Why does it play, the great child of the world-play Heraclitus brought into view in the aiôn? It plays, because it plays. The "because" withers away in the play. The play is without "why." It plays since it plays. It simply remains a play: the most elevated and the most profound. But this "simply" is everything, the one, the only... The question remains whether and how we, hearing the movements of this play, play along and accommodate ourselves to the play.