Naturalizing Heidegger

Naturalizing Heidegger : His Confrontation with Nietzsche, His Contributions to Environmental Philosophy

By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day
When will my order arrive?


In Naturalizing Heidegger, David E. Storey proposes a new interpretation of Heidegger's importance for environmental philosophy, finding in the development of his thought from the early 1920s to his later work in the 1940s the groundwork for a naturalistic ontology of life. Primarily drawing on Heidegger's engagement with Nietzsche, but also on his readings of Aristotle and the biologist Jakob von Uexküll, Storey focuses on his critique of the nihilism at the heart of modernity, and his conception of the intentionality of organisms and their relation to their environments. From these ideas, a vision of nature emerges that recognizes the intrinsic value of all living things and their kinship with one another, and which anticipates later approaches in the philosophy of nature, such as Hans Jonas's phenomenology of life and Evan Thompson's contemporary attempt to naturalize phenomenology.
show more

Out of ideas for the holidays?

Visit our Gift Guides and find our recommendations on what to get friends and family during the holiday season. Shop now .

Product details

  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 408.23g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 1438454821
  • 9781438454825
  • 1,246,165

Black Friday Deals Week

Check out this week's discounts for Black Friday Deals Week. Shop now .

Review quote

..".[a] welcome new study of Heidegger and environmental philosophy." -- Review of Politics ..".Naturalizing Heidegger is a salutary warning to those who would valorize the later Heidegger and regard the posture of openness as sufficient for establishing an environmental ethic. The highly readable book shows us that our urgent task is to recover a sense of the cosmos, an experience of natural beings charged with intrinsic intelligibility, goodness, and indeed beauty." -- Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
show more

About David E. Storey

David E. Storey is Assistant Professor of the Practice of Philosophy at Boston College.
show more