A digital copy of Dr. Holmes' Senior Scholars oral history interview can be found at https://hdl.handle.net/10217/210895 in the Society of Senior Scholars Oral History Project collection.

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  • From Shenandoah to the mountain west 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2021-10-22
    Format:born digital; motion pictures (visual works); digital moving image formats
    Holmes Rolston recalls his life story founding environmental ethics. He was born in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, with mountains on his skyline and fields, creeks, and rivers as his playground. His elders loved gospel ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wonderland Earth in the Anthropocene Epoch (Yale University) 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2020-10-23
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    "Wonderland Earth in the Anthropocene Epoch," Rolston Zoom lecture and discussion sponsored by Yale University Center for Environmental Communication, October 23, 2020. Moderated by Tom Murray, Speaker Coordinator. Rolston ...
  • Is God responsible for evil? 

    Author(s):Zimmerman, Dean W.; Rolston, Holmes, 1932-; Couenhoven, Jesse; Bishop, John; Ward, Keith; Kuhn, Robert Lawrence
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    How on earth could God be reconciled with massive, monstrous evil? If God is all-powerful and all-knowing, and if God is the creator, wouldn't God be responsible for evil? Re-visiting the issue, featuring interviews by ...
  • If God exists, why natural evil? 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-; Kuhn, Robert Lawrence
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Holmes Rolston interviewed by Robert Kuhn on Closer to Truth. Filmed at Helsingor, Denmark, 2011. If God exists, why is there so much suffering in the natural world? Because creativity is impossible without challenge that ...
  • In the name of beauty 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-; Brady, Emily
    Date Issued:2019
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    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 viewing a Pasqueflower 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2014
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    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 ...
  • Leading and misleading metaphors: from organism to Anthropocene 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2018-05-03
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Holmes Rolston presents appreciative and critical remarks at a symposium, After the Death of Nature, held at the University of California, Berkeley, on May 2-3, 2018, celebrating the life and work of Carolyn Merchant, an ...
  • Wonderland Earth in the Anthropocene Epoch (University of Mary Washington) 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2018-04
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    This lecture by Holmes Rolston III was the keynote lecture at a conference, Wild Places, Natural Spaces, the fourteenth annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space, and Place, at ...
  • Rolston bio-profile HD slideshow 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2017
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
  • Anthropocene! Beyond the natural? - UWSP, The 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2017-04-28
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    We are now entering the Anthropocene Epoch, so runs a recent enthusiastic claim. Humans can and ought go beyond the natural and powerfully engineer a better planet, managing for climate change, building new ecosystems for ...
  • Anthropocene! Beyond the natural? - OSU, The 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2017-03-16
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    We are now entering the Anthropocene Epoch, so runs a recent enthusiastic claim. Humans can and ought go beyond the natural and powerfully engineer a better planet, managing for climate change, building new ecosystems for ...
  • NTDTV interview 

    Date Issued:2016-06-03
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Holmes Rolston is interviewed by a reporter for NTDTV, New Tang Dynasty TV, about pollution from Formosa Plastics at How-May-Li wetland, Taiwan, on June 3, 2016. From NTDTV newscast.
  • What we need to flourish: rethinking external goods and the ecological systems that provide them 

    Author(s):Shockley, Kenneth
    Date Issued:2016-10-14
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Kenneth Shockley gives his Inaugural Lecture in Holmes Rolston III Endowed Chair in Environmental Ethics and Philosophy, October 14, 2016. How should we balance the need for development with the need for environmental ...
  • Preaching on the environment 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2016-06-02
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Rolston lecture at Taiwan Theological Seminary, Taipei, June 2, 2016. Biblical faith originated with a land ethic. Within the covenant, keeping the commandments, the Hebrew people entered a promised land. Nature is the ...
  • Rolston interview by Pascale Smeesters and Bau Dang Van 

    Author(s):Smeesters, Pascale; Van,Bau Dang
    Date Issued:2016-09-06
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Rolston interview by Pascale Smeesters and Bau Dang Van on September 6, 2016, at Rolston's home. What is "nature"? Nature compared with culture. Does true "wilderness" exist? Humans respect a wonderland planet. Value in ...
  • Remarkably free man, A 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2016-09-04
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Sermon at First Presbyterian Church, Fort Collins, September 4, 2016. Humans cherish freedom. Americans live in "the land of the free and the home of the brave." College students, on leaving home, are free to do their ...
  • One health - eco-health 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2016-06-08
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Lecture: One Health - Eco-Health given the at National Taiwan University, Risk Society and Policy Research Center, College of Social Science on June 8, 2016. There is only one world and only one health. Health effects ...
  • Three big bangs: are we the biggest? 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2015-10-20
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    In our lifetimes, we who are senior citizens have learned from the recent discoveries of scientists some startling facts about the universe. At the primordial big bang, matter?energy appears, with the remarkable capacity ...
  • Technology and/or nature: denatured/renatured/engineered/artifacted life? 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2016-02-15
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    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 ...

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