Recent Submissions

  • 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 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 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ecological citizen!? 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; articles
    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 Issued:2004
    Format:born digital; chapters (layout features)
    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 Issued:1999
    Format:born digital; chapters (layout features)
    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 Issued:2018
    Format:born digital; chapters (layout features)
    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 Issued:2018
    Format:born digital; chapters (layout features)
    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 Issued:2019
    Format:born digital; chapters (layout features)
    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 Issued:2018
    Format:born digital; chapters (layout features)
    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 Issued:2017
    Format:born digital; chapters (layout features)
    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 Issued:2018
    Format:born digital; chapters (layout features)
    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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