study, 'Ecological Suggestibility in Heidegger's Later Philosophy,'
first presented to the General Society of Philosophy in Germany
(1983), had repercussions by denying that Heidegger at any time
intended to make a contribution to solving ecological problems.
For 1929/30 was nearly half a century before the groundswell in
public awareness of ecological crisis sent the Green Party into
the German parliament. At that early date, Heidegger employed the
word 'Ökologie' in his Grundbegriffe der Metaphysik
lecture and defended the integrity and dignity of animal life. It
was, as Cho has demonstrated, a corollary of Heidegger's ontological
question and had nothing to do with Heidegger insinuating himself
into any popular trend of time."