Recent Submissions

  • Environmental bioethics 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:1995
    Format:born digital; chapters (layout features)
    Environmental bioethics, or environmental ethics, is the theory and practice concerning values in and duties to, or concerning, the natural world. An anthropocentric ethic holds that humans are the focus of ethics and ...
  • Endangered species and biodiversity (Encyclopedia of Bioethics) 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:1995
    Format:born digital; chapters (layout features)
    Reliable estimates are that about 20 percent of Earth's species may be lost within a few decades, about evenly distributed through major groups of plants and animals. The United Nations at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de ...
  • Wildlife conservation and management (Encyclopedia of Bioethics) 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:1995
    Format:born digital; chapters (layout features)
    Human activities affect wildlife quite adversely, and humans have duties to care for them, both because of what humans have at stake and also because of what wildlife are in themselves. The main ethical issues in wildlife ...
  • Biology without conservation: an environmental misfit and contradiction in terms 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:1989
    Format:born digital; chapters (layout features)
    Every biological organism is per se a conservationist, defending its life. Nonconservation is death. Although not moral agents, organisms are normative systems that value life intrinsically, for what each individual life ...
  • Ecological aesthetics and ethics in the post epidemic era 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2021-08
    Format:born digital; motion pictures (visual works); digital moving image formats
    The largest and most threatening pandemic in human history has humbled arrogant humans, locked us up. The virus in a couple months has stymied human achievements, aspirations, and freedoms. The upsetting surprise is that ...
  • Environmental ethics and religion/science 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2009
    Format:born digital; articles
    What to make of who we are, where we are, what we ought to do? These perennial questions are familiar enough; what is recently extraordinary is how the science-religion dialogue re-frames these old questions with an on ...
  • Wonderland Earth in the Anthropocene epoch 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; chapters (layout features)
    1. Wonderland planet. In the cosmos, remarkable features produce billions of stars generating elements suitable for life. Life is so far known only on Earth. Humans result from a cosmic "anthropic" principle. 2. Humans - ...
  • Values, environmental (International Encyclopedia of Anthropology) 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2019
    Format:born digital; articles
    Environmental values are of various kinds, including intrinsic, inherent, systemic, Anthropocene, ecosystem, and spiritual.
  • 当代中国的环境美学:东西方对话, 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; articles
    You are today out of place, as far as the East is from the West. Although having visited China a half dozen times, I found myself out of place, too much a Westerner to be competent to give an intelligent contribution to ...
  • Critical notice of published articles in environmental ethics 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; reviews (documents)
    Critical notice of citations of Rolston's published articles in environmental ethics.
  • Review of Richard H. Jones' Reductionism: analysis and the fullness of reality 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2005
    Format:born digital; reviews (documents)
    The sweep of the book is to argue that reduction (if distinguished from inter-level connections) is not working well anywhere, and if not lower down, there is even less reason to suppose that it will work higher up. Is ...
  • Review of Paul Davies' Cosmic jackpot: why our universe is just right for life 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2008
    Format:born digital; reviews (documents)
    Paul Davies is a physicist, a cosmologist with philosophical interest. He is unsurpassed in summarizing the results of recent discoveries in physical astronomy and microphysics about the ways in which the characteristics ...
  • Review of Mary Anglemyer and Eleanor S. Seagraves' The natural environment: an annotated bibliography on attitudes and values 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:1986
    Format:born digital; reviews (documents)
    The compilers make serious effort to include different perspectives, and this edition is more adequate to environmental ethics and values than an earlier edition. For both the editors, now retired librarians, this is largely ...
  • Review of Andrew Brennan's Thinking about nature: nature, value and ecology 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:1989
    Format:born digital; reviews (documents)
    Brennan, a Scottish philosopher, seeks to keep philosophy ecologically honest. He is keenly attentive to what sort of environmental ethics has scientific support. He calls this eco-humanism. Yet there is nothing in scientific ...
  • Review of Bryan G. Norton's Preservation of species 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:1989
    Format:born digital; reviews (documents)
    Norton provides the best of the philosophical and policy-oriented efforts to justify conservation. Academics and policy makers here enter a stimulating colloquy about saving endangered species, strikingly illustrating how ...
  • International conflict and conservation of natural resources 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:1989
    Format:born digital; reviews (documents)
    Combined critical review of: Arthur H. Westing, ed., Cultural Norms, War and the Environment. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1988; Arthur H. Westing, ed., Environmental Warfare: A Technical, Legal and Policy ...
  • Rights and responsibilities on the home planet (Zygon) 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:1993
    Format:born digital; articles
    Earth is the home planet, right for life. But rights is, unfortunately, a biologically awkward word. Humans, nonetheless, have rights to a natural environment with integrity. Human political systems are not well suited to ...
  • Review, Patti Clayton, Connection on the ice 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2001
    Format:born digital; reviews
    Clayton uses the rescue in October 1998 of two whales at Barrow, Alaska "one of the most remarkable animal rescues in history," as a window into the human relation to nature, our "connection," as she puts it "a microcosm ...
  • Q&A with Holmes Rolston: Life persists in the midst of its perpetual perishing 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-; Dodge, Jeff
    Date Issued:2020-05-28
    Format:born digital; interviews
    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 Issued:2019
    Format:born digital; chapters (layout features)
    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 ...

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