Heidegger's Support for Deep Ecology Reexamined Once Again: Ontological Egalitarianism, or Farewell to the Great Chain of Being

  title={Heidegger's Support for Deep Ecology Reexamined Once Again: Ontological Egalitarianism, or Farewell to the Great Chain of Being},
  author={Magdalena Holy-Luczaj},
  journal={Ethics \& the Environment},
  pages={45 - 66}
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