From Library Journal
Lilly has ably translated a lecture course by Heidegger on Leibniz's principle of sufficient reason, which states that everything in the world has a rational explanation. Heidegger concentrates on placing the principle within his own complex account of the history of Being. He has little interest in the logical evaluation of the principle's validity in the style of analytic philosophy. Instead, he uses his customary method of probing the etymology of philosophical terms. Lilly pays close attention to every nuance of Heidegger's style and includes helpful discussions of key words and phrases. For admirers of Heidegger, the book is essential; for the curious, it provides a good look at how Heidegger philosophizes.- David Gor don, Bowling Green State Univ., Ohio
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"Starting from Leibniz’s principle of sufficient reason..., Heidegger reflects on the relation of modern and ancient philosophy and of poetry and thinking.... an accurate and readable English translation." —Choice
"Recreates the intellectual footwork necessary for Heidegger’s leap from the terra cognita of modernity into the existential questions of the age of technology." —Michael Heim