Recent Submissions

  • Scientific and ethical considerations in rare species protection: the case of beavers in Connecticut 

    Author(s):Dirrigl, Frank J., Jr.; Rolston, Holmes, 1932-; Wilson, Joshua H.
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; articles
    The protection of rare species abounds with scientific and ethical considerations. An ethical dilemma can emerge when the life of one species is valued higher than that of another, and so we discuss the basis of ranking, ...
  • Foreword in "Connection to nature, deep ecology, and conservation social science: human-nature bonding and protecting the natural world" 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2020-12-15
    Format:born digital; chapters (layout features)
    "Connectedness with nature presents itself as a radical but necessary prerequisite for realizing desired conservation and environmental behavior outcomes." "But," I find myself wanting to reply. Humans are disconnected ...
  • Biological conservation of microbes 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:1989-09-11
    Format:born digital; sound recordings; digital audio formats
    A talk by Holmes Rolston, III in the CSU Department of Microbiology on September 11, 1989. Environmental ethics is typically concerned with big stuff, bears, wolves, plants, wildfires, or insects. The Endangered Species ...
  • Ética ambiental: valores y deberes en el mundo natural 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:1998
    Format:born digital; chapters (layout features)
    Environmental ethics stretches classical ethics to a breaking point. One needs more than a humanist ethic applied to the environment, analogously to applied ethics in other areas. Environmental ethics stands on a frontier, ...
  • Biodiversity 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2001
    Format:born digital; chapters (layout features)
    Whether humans have duties to endangered species is a significant theoretical and an urgent practical question. Initially, the focus was on endangered species, which are still central, but in recent years attention has ...
  • We humans are the worst and the best and … 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2022-03
    Format:born digital; articles
    We humans have extended culture amplifying our powers. Our genotypes are differentially expressed in phenotypes, increasing our preferring us over them, escalating our worst and best. Our groups are more ruthless than ...
  • Rolston introduction, interview, and paper: from the Shandong University, China, Conference on Ecological Aesthetics and Ethics in the Post Epidemic Era 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-; Jinhua, Ke
    Date Issued:2021-08-28-2021-08-29
    Format:born digital; introductions (general sociological concept); interviews; articles
    Includes: Introduction to Holmes Rolston (in Chinese), Interview with Rolston (in Chinese and English), and Paper by Rolston (in Chinese and English), from the Shandong University Conference on Ecological Aesthetics and ...
  • Animal welfare and environmental ethics 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; chapters (layout features)
    Bernard Rollin's main concerns are domestic and research animals. Tens of thousands of such animals have endured less suffering as a result of Rollin's seminal work. Animals are of moral concern because they have conscious ...
  • 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 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 ...

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