Heidegger and the Earth: Essays in Environmental Philosophy

Edited by Ladelle McWhorter and Gail Stenstad

© 2009

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.

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  • Series: New Studies in Phenomenology and Hermeneutics
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.4in x 0.9in x 9.4in
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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.

Heidegger and the Earth: Essays in Environmental Philosophy

Edited by Ladelle McWhorter and Gail Stenstad

© 2009

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.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: New Studies in Phenomenology and Hermeneutics
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.4in x 0.9in x 9.4in
  • Author Information

    Ladelle 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

    Index

    About the Contributors

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