This digital collection contains theses, dissertations, and faculty publications from the Department of Philosophy. Also included is a collection of works by Rolston Holmes III, a philosopher who is a University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Colorado State University, known for his contributions to environmental ethics and the relationship between science and religion.

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  • On the concept of freedom: freedom's relation to ethics and an application of a Collingwoodian framework 

    Author(s):Stoncius, Alec
    Date Submitted:2019
    In this project, I will begin by exploring the conceptual relations to the concept of free will, namely the relation of ethics. I will argue that any conception of normative ethics is dependent on a conception of free will ...
  • Exploitation of power and the exclusion of other knowers 

    Author(s):Hannum, Dane Shade Brusuelas
    Date Submitted:2019
    I argue that the relatively dominant political cultural and economic order of a given period produces, as a structural feature, relatively dominant epistemic frameworks that exclude certain methods of knowing. These methods ...
  • Trail log - 2019 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2019
    Summary: March: "bomb cyclone," heavy snow. April: Pasqueflowers on Good Friday; June: Templeton Annual Meeting in Nassau. July: International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) Annual Meeting in H. J. Andrews ...
  • In the name of beauty 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-; Brady, Emily
    Date:2019
    There is beauty in nature. Is anything there ugly? Those who claim a "positive aesthetics" find that, although there is local ugliness, in a more comprehensive view, such ugliness becomes beautiful also. The rotting carcass ...
  • Rejection and truth-value gaps 

    Author(s):Johnson, Fred
    Date:1999
    A theorem due to Shoesmith and Smiley that axiomatizes two-valued multiple-conclusion logics is extended to partial logics.
  • Counting functions 

    Author(s):Johnson, Fred
    Date:1992
    Counting functions are shown to be closed under composition.
  • Models for modal syllogisms 

    Author(s):Johnson, Fred
    Date:1989
  • Parry syllogisms 

    Author(s):Johnson, Fred
    Date:1999
    Parry discusses an extension of Aristotle's syllogistic that uses four nontraditional quantifiers. We show that his conjectured decision procedure for validity for the extended syllogistic is correct even if syllogisms ...
  • Copi's method of deduction 

    Author(s):Johnson, Frederick A.
    Date:1979-04
  • Rolston, Holmes : who's who in America 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2019
  • What to pack for the hero's journey: an examination of some concepts relating to heroic figures 

    Author(s):Brown, Robert
    Date Submitted:2019
    Heroes are a concept that has existed in almost every culture and period of human history. The contemporary era is no exception, with one example being the incredibly popular and lucrative industry of comic book superheroes. ...
  • Othering of pets: Palmer, Plumwood, and pet technology ethics, The 

    Author(s):Forrest, Marielle
    Date Submitted:2019
    In Chapter 1, I explore some of the central theories in the field of animal ethics, those by: Peter Singer, Tom Regan, Martha Nussbaum, and Clare Palmer. I also examine the views of Stephen Budiansky and Gary Francione in ...
  • Eventuality-based interval semantics and Free Logic: what if there, like, is no future, man? 

    Author(s):Smith, Nathan L.
    Date Submitted:2019
    Future contingent propositions have famously been a source of trouble for philosophers and logicians committed to any variety of indeterminism on which facts about the future are not yet fixed. One possible answer to the ...
  • Redeeming a cruciform nature 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2018
    Christopher Southgate recognizes that the natural world is both ambiguous, mixing goods and bads, and dramatically creative. Life is lived in green pastures and in the valley of the shadow of death. Perhaps this is the ...
  • Umweltethik und der mensch : über intrinsische werte in der natur, Die 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2004
    Although much of the urgency for conserving biodiversity arises from our duties to other humans, with nature instrumental to what humans have at stake in their environments, a deeper environmental ethics recognizes intrinsic ...
  • 索利图德湖 :荒野中的个人 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:1999
    Lake Solitude, in remote Rocky Mountain National Park, offers a solitary traveler a place to seek continuities and discontinuities with nature, a communion of opposites. To travel into the wilderness is to go into what one ...
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-82 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2018
    Emerson once wrote: "Right is a conformity to the laws of nature so far as they are known to the human mind." Emerson is a "romantic." Keep "romance" in life, or, we might say, "love life" in its rich fullness. Humans need ...
  • Foreword : Weaving what together? 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2019
    What is mainly woven together is Christian concern for Earth and for the poor on Earth, environmental ethics and environmental justice. That involves weaving together the theoretical and the practical, the rich and the ...
  • Science and religion : an introduction for youth : book summary 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2019
    This is an introduction to science and religion for youth, grades 9-12. The central thesis is that youth can and ought to understand that science and religion are compatible, when appropriately understood. Youth can read ...
  • Rolston review of Preston, The Synthetic Age 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2018
    Preston has a new worldview, convinced "that humans have utterly transformed the earth" and have a "startling synthetic future." But he should have been more forceful about Anthropocene abuses of power. Further, his ...

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