Poetry, like the thinking of the philosopher, has always so much world space to spare that in it each thinga tree, a mountain, a house, the cry of a birdloses all indifference and commonplaceness.
Introduction to Metaphysics
Anyone for whom the Bible is divine revelation and truth has the answer to the question "Why are there essents rather than nothing?" even before it is asked: everything that is, except God himself, has been created by Him. God himself, the increate creator, "is". One who holds to such faith can in a way participate in the asking of our question, but he cannot really question without ceasing to be a believer and taking all the consequences of such a step. He will only be able to act "as if"...
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Heidegger also lectured and wrote on Kant.