Michael E. Zimmerman

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Michael E. Zimmerman (born July 7, 1946) is an American integral theorist whose interests include Buddhism,[1] Martin Heidegger, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Ken Wilber. After a year as Assistant Professor at Denison University, he was Professor of Philosophy at Tulane University[2] from 1975 to 2005, and Director of the Institute for Humanities and the Arts at Tulane. He is also affiliated with the Integral Institute. Together with Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, he wrote a book on integral ecology, Integral Ecology: Uniting Multiple Perspectives on the Natural World. Since 2006, Zimmerman has been a faculty member at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Zimmerman is a specialist concerning 20th century German philosopher Martin Heidegger[3] and has published a number of books and peer-reviewed articles on Heidegger's work, and on other conventional philosophical topics.



  • Eclipse of the Self: The Development of Heidegger's Concept of Authenticity. Athens: Ohio University Press, 1981; second edition, 1986).
  • Heidegger's Confrontation with Modernity: Technology, Politics, and Art Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990).
    • Portuguese translation: Confronto de Heidegger com a Modernidade: Política, Arte, trans. João Sousa Ramos (Lisbon: Instituto Piaget, 2001).
  • Contesting Earth’s Future: Radical Ecology and Postmodernity (The University of California Press, 1994).
    • Chinese translation underway with tentative title: Li Nun Zheng Feng : Ju Jiao Di Qiu Wei Lai (Shanghai: Shanghai Joint Publishing Company).
  • ed. The Thought of Martin Heidegger, Tulane Studies in Philosophy, Vol. XXXII, (New Orleans, 1984).
  • ed. Environmental Philosophy: From Animal Rights to Radical Ecology (Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1993). Second edition, 1998. Third edition, 2001. Fourth edition 2004.(?)

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