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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  • Rolston, Holmes : who's who in America 

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

    Contributor: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 

    Contributor: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? 

    Contributor: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 

    Contributor: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 

    Contributor: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 

    Contributor: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 

    Contributor: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? 

    Contributor: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 

    Contributor: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 

    Contributor: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 ...
  • Trail log - 2018 

    Contributor:Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2018
    Trip to Richmond, Va. Pocahontas State Park and Mary Washington University, April; flora in Rocky Mountain National Park, June; First Presbyterian Church (Fort Collins) Camp, lectures and creation care conservation, with ...
  • Universe works on a math equation that never even ever really even ends in the end : Charles Sanders Peirce's Evolutionary Metaphysics and the Law of Large Numbers, The 

    Contributor:Jarrott, Joshua;
    Date Submitted:2018
    Recent work on Charles Sanders Peirce's evolutionary cosmology and scientific metaphysics has revealed a tension between two accounts Peirce gives of the laws of nature. Andrew Reynolds points out that Peirce seems to have ...
  • Complexity of the mind : rejecting modularity on the basis of cognitive penetration and cognitive phenomenology, The 

    Contributor:Hershberger, Joelle;
    Date Submitted:2018
    Historically, cognitive scientists and philosophers have accepted a theory of the mind known as modularity, whereby individual thought processes are completely separate and insulated from one another—meaning that cognitions ...
  • Immigration ethics : creating flourishing, just, and sustainable societies in a world of limits 

    Contributor:Phillips, Addison;
    Date Submitted:2018
    Most political liberals and academics hold that the proper ethical stance on immigration is one of expansive policies or even open borders. It is assumed that it is unjust to limit the movement of humans who are merely ...
  • Leading and misleading metaphors : from organism to Anthropocene 

    Contributor:Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2019
    Carolyn Merchant is celebrated for her insights into how the scientific revolution and the Enlightenment featured the control of nature, bringing "the death of nature." A once nurturing mother Earth, became inert and ...
  • King Abdullah II of Jordan : 2018 Templeton laureate 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:2018
    King Abdullah II of Jordan is Templeton laureate for 2018, at ceremony in the Washington Cathedral, with Rolston in attendance, November 13, 2018.
  • Rolston viewing a Pasqueflower 

    Contributor:Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2014
    Holmes Rolston, hiking in spring woods, discovers a Pasqueflower, one of the earliest blooming wildflowers, about Easter. "We walk too hurriedly if ever we pass the season's first Pasqueflower by, too busy to let its meeting ...
  • 中国的环境美学: 东方与西方的对话 

    Contributor:Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2018
    Contains Holmes Rolston III, "Environmental Aesthetics in China: East-West Dialogue," pages 173-183, followed by English text. Translated by Qi Jun 齐君.
  • Upayā-kauśala as the pragmatic justification of Madhyamaka ethical claims 

    Contributor:Quist, Andrew;
    Date Submitted:2018
    Madhyamaka Buddhism is typically characterized as a particularly thoroughgoing form of anti-foundationalism. This leads to difficulties when trying to justify knowledge claims as well as ethical claims, especially in the ...

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