Heidegger and the Earth: Essays in Environmental Philosophy
Some of the fundamental questions of our time are ecological - urgent environmental problems demand newly conceived solutions for the betterment and preservation of life on this planet. In this newly revised and greatly expanded edition of Heidegger and the Earth, the contributors approach contemporary ecological issues through the medium of Heidegger's thought.
Amid pressing concerns about wildlife and wilderness preservation, agricultural practices, and technological innovation, contributors discuss how thinking with Heidegger in the twenty-first century yields creative ideas about the natural world that are unconstrained by traditional theoretical frameworks. The conflicting viewpoints in some of the essays will inspire further conversation and debate among readers and break apart established thought patterns. Unconventional and provocative, Heidegger and the Earth urges us to set aside what we think we know in order to work through ecological problems and to discover new ways of living in the world.
- Series: New Studies in Phenomenology and Hermeneutics
- World Rights
- Page Count: 272 pages
- Dimensions: 6.4in x 0.9in x 9.4in
Author InformationLadelle McWhorter holds the James Thomas Chair in the Department of Philosophy and is jointly appointed a professor in the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexualities Studies at the University of Richmond.
Gail Stenstad is a professor emerita in the Department of Philosophy at East Tennessee State University.
Table of contents
Abbreviations of Works by Martin Heidegger
Editors' Introduction Ladelle McWhorter and Gail Stenstad
Part I: Thining Earth
Guilt as Management Technology: A Call to Heideggerian Reflection Ladelle McWhorter
Hedeigger and Ecology Hanspeter Padrutt
Earth-Thinking and Transformation Kenneth Maly
Singing the Earth Gail Stenstad
Call of the Earth: Endowment and (Delayed) Response Robert Mugerauer
Part II: Animals and the World
The Word's Silent Spring: Heidegger and Herder on Animality and the Origins of Language Tom Greaves
Environmental Management in the Age of the World Picture Dennis Skocz
Humanity as Shepherd of Being: Heidegger's Philosophy and the Animal Other Donald Turner
Part III: Poesis and Dwelling
The Path of a Thinking, Poeticizing Building: The Strange Uncanniness of Human Being on Earth Steven Davis
Dwelling in the Poetry of Space Remmon Barbaza
Meeting Place Thomas Davis
Eating Ereignis, or: Conversation on a Suburban Lawn Ladelle McWhorter and Gail Stenstad
Down to Earth Mystery Gail Stenstad
Bibliography of Works by Martin Heidegger
About the Contributors
Subjects and Courses