Martin Heidegger was born in 1889 in Messkirch, Germany, a small town in the Black Forest. He died in 1976. As these dates indicate, Heidegger lived through a time when Western civilization was undergoing a series of upheavals probably now only dimly imaginable to those of us who are the products of them. His life spanned a technological revolution that changed even the most basic patterns of human (and certainly not only human) life in the industrialized world.
Copyright © 1992, The Thomas Jefferson University Press. This chapter first appeared in Heidegger and the Earth: Essays in Environmental Philosophy.
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McWhorter, Ladelle. "Guilt as Management Technology: A Call to Heideggerian Reflection." In Heidegger and the Earth: Essays in Environmental Philosophy, edited by Ladelle McWhorter, 1-9. 1st ed. Kirksville, MO: Thomas Jefferson University Press, 1992.