Michael E. Zimmerman (born 7 July 1946) is an integral theorist whose interests include Buddhism, Martin Heidegger, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Ken Wilber. After a year as Assistant Professor at Denison University, he was Professor of Philosophy at Tulane University 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.
He is a specialist on Heidegger and has published a number of books with major university presses and many peer-reviewed articles on his 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.(?)