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Casey Rentmeester is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Finlandia University in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. He has published numerous articles on Continental Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy and Chinese Philosophy.
Preface / 1. Components of the Climate Crisis / 2. Heidegger’s History of Being / The Contemporary Period / A New Way of Revealing / Cultivating a Non-Western Perspective / Bibliography / Index / About the Author
Heidegger and the Environment breaks new ground in both ecological and comparative philosophy. With clear prose and rigorous scholarship, Casey Rentmeester reminds us that, amidst all of the controversy, Heidegger’s thought provides a vital response to our planetary emergency and a way to rethink how humans dwell on the earth.
— Kevin Aho, Professor of Philosophy, Florida Gulf Coast University
This study is a thoughtful and pioneering example of climate philosophy: the engagement with the Earth systems crisis from an existentialist perspective. The crisis is a game changer, raising the question of what ideas should be part of our survival gear. Rentmeester makes a compelling case that Heidegger, read through a Daoist lens, is a guide to a sustainable future.
— Martin Schönfeld, Professor of Philosophy, University of South Florida
This is a thoroughly researched study of a timely topic: how Heidegger’s ideas can help us think about the environment and climate change. Rather than applying ethical theories, Rentmeester pursues a fundamental question of environmental philosophy, which concerns ‘our proper relationship to the natural world’. Especially opportune is the last chapter’s comparison with Chinese Daoism.
— Graham Parkes, Professor of Philosophy, University College Cork