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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Endangered species and biodiversity 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2018
    Anthropocene enthusiasts assert the dominant human place in nature, conservation policy, and the biosphere, with plans for managing, even re-engineering the planet. This worldview de-emphasizes the goal of protecting nature ...
  • De la beauté au devoir: esthétique de la nature et éthique environmentale 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2015
    In both environmental aesthetics and environmental ethics something of value is at stake. These are often connected: If beauty, then: duty. But not all duties are tied to beauties. Other premises, such as resource use or ...
  • Loving nature: Christian environmental ethics 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2016
    The two great commandments are to love God and neighbor; but ought we to love a loveless nature? Agape seems nowhere there to be found. Most of the sensibilities we nourish in civilized beings--being fair or kind, respect ...
  • Ecosystems, food, agriculture, and ethics 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2014
    Humans live in towns and are civilized, but by nature too are residents on landscapes, rural. An ecology lies in the background of culture, providing ecosystem services. Some dimensions of health pervade both wild and ...
  • Terrestrial and extraterrestrial altruism 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2014
    How Earthbound are values and ethics? We humans enjoy a surprising transcendence of localized body and place. We are always situated somewhere, but it does not follow that all our knowledge is situational. True, science ...
  • Loving nature: past, present, and future 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2016
    At this hinge point in planetary history, the future of Earth is in our hands. How ought Christians to love nature? In the biblical past, Earth was a miracle, a divine gift. Today, the land of promise is a vision of a ...
  • Introducing the Father of Environmental Ethics Holmes Rolston 

    Author(s):Chen, Tzu-Mei
    Date:2017
    Summarizes in Chinese some main themes from Christopher J. Preston, Saving Creation: Nature and Faith in the Life of Holmes Rolston III, with an emphasis on sense of place. Recalls Rolston's visits to Taiwan.
  • 环境美学在中国:东西方的对话 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2017
    Lecture by Holmes Rolston III presented in Wuhan, China, at the Environmental Aesthetics and Beautiful China International Conference, May 20-23, 2015.
  • Species, the value of 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2013
    Humans value wild species finding instrumental uses for them and products derived from them. Wild species have important roles in ecosystems and must be conserved in habitats in which they are adapted fits. Species are ...

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