„Why are there beings at all, and why not rather nothing? That is the question.“

—  Martin Heidegger, kniha Introduction to Metaphysics

Warum ist überhaupt Seiendes und nicht vielmehr Nichts? Das ist die Frage.
What is Metaphysics? (1929), p. 110
Cf. Gottfried Leibniz, De rerum originatione radicali (1697)ː "cur aliquid potius extiterit quam nihil."
Zdroj: Introduction to Metaphysics

Originál

Warum ist überhaupt Seiendes und nicht vielmehr Nichts? Das ist die Frage.

Einführung in die Metaphysik, 1935, in: Gesamtausgabe, Band 40, Verlag Vittorio Klostermann, Frankfurt/M 1983, § 1, erster Satz
Zdroj: Introduction to Metaphysics

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