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  • Q&A with Holmes Rolston: Life persists in the midst of its perpetual perishing 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-; Dodge, Jeff
    Date:2020-05-28
    Life persists in the midst of its perpetual perishing. The coronavirus brings novel experience of staying apart and keeping life safe together when finding a pasqueflower blooming at Easter. This minute critter has played ...
  • Earth Charter facing the Anthropocene epoch, The 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2019
    We are living in a time of "great peril and great promise" "as never before in history" (Earth Charter). The way forward according to contemporary Anthropocene enthusiasts is quite opposite from the sustainable biosphere ...
  • Ecological citizen!? 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2020
    An ecological citizen is a citizen who is also ecological. But let's be more precise. Can you be a citizen of an ecology? Citizens belong to nation-states, and need a passport to leave and re-enter. You can't be a citizen ...
  • 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 ...
  • Rolston, Holmes: who's who in America 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2019
  • 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 ...
  • Trail log - 2018 

    Author(s):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 ...
  • Leading and misleading metaphors: from organism to Anthropocene 

    Author(s):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 

    Author(s):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 

    Author(s):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 

    Author(s):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.
  • Technology and/or nature: denatured/renatured/engineered/artifacted life? 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2017
    In our high-tech world, do we live at the end of nature? Is the technosphere replacing the biosphere? Can humans control their genetically inherited Pleistocene appetites in an Anthropocene Epoch? Is experience of the ...
  • Preface to "Nature and life: essays on deep ecology and applied ethics" by Md. Munir Hossain Talukder 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2018
    Professor Md. Munir Hossain Talukder has published a book, Nature and Life: Essays on Deep Ecology and Applied Ethics (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK; Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018). He is a philosopher on the faculty at ...

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