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  • 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 ...
  • Rejection and truth-value gaps 

    Author(s):Johnson, Fred
    Date Issued:1999
    Format:born digital; articles
    A theorem due to Shoesmith and Smiley that axiomatizes two-valued multiple-conclusion logics is extended to partial logics.
  • Counting functions 

    Author(s):Johnson, Fred
    Date Issued:1992
    Format:born digital; articles
    Counting functions are shown to be closed under composition.
  • Models for modal syllogisms 

    Author(s):Johnson, Fred
    Date Issued:1989
    Format:born digital; articles
  • Parry syllogisms 

    Author(s):Johnson, Fred
    Date Issued:1999
    Format:born digital; articles
    Parry discusses an extension of Aristotle's syllogistic that uses four nontraditional quantifiers. We show that his conjectured decision procedure for validity for the extended syllogistic is correct even if syllogisms ...
  • Copi's method of deduction 

    Author(s):Johnson, Frederick A.
    Date Issued:1979-04
    Format:born digital; articles
  • Biblical wilderness--midbar, arabah and eremos 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2016
    Format:born digital; articles
    Words translated as "wilderness" occur nearly 300 times in the Bible. A formative Hebrew memory is the years of "wandering in the wilderness," mixing experience of wild landscape, of searching for a promised land, and of ...
  • Aesthetics of nature and the sacred 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2005
    Format:born digital; chapters (layout features)
    Confronting nature one experiences the archetypes of the world. A living landscape couples dynamism with antiquity and demands an order of aesthetic interpretation that one is unlikely to find in art and its artifacts. A ...
  • Science 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2005
    Format:born digital; chapters (layout features)
    Nature is both a scientific and a religious challenge. Nature must be evaluated within cultures, classically by their religions, currently also by the sciences so eminent in Western culture. Religious persons often find ...
  • Environmental ethics for tomorrow: sustaining the biosphere 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2015
    Format:born digital; chapters (layout features)
    Sustainability is a big umbrella under which different objectives can be found, sometimes complementary but often conflicting. Do we envision sustainable development? Economic and/or of other kinds? Do we envision sustainable ...
  • Foreword 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2013
    Format:born digital; prefaces
    The forty contributors to this anthology are wiser than Socrates. Life in an unexamined world is not worthy living either. They share their accounts, of living well in place, combining nature and culture, residing on ...
  • Placing, displacing, replacing the sacred: science, religion, and spirituality 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2015
    Format:born digital; articles
    This is a reply to a target article in this issue by Lisa Sideris, "Science as Sacred Myth? Ecospirituality in the Anthropcene Age." Lisa Sideris is right on target, concerned about scientism. Big-history-epic-of-evolution ...
  • Divine presence-causal, cybernetic, caring, cruciform: from information to incarnation 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2015
    Format:born digital; chapters (layout features)
    The divine Spirit, breathed into matter, is the giver of life, the deepest secret of the evolutionary natural history. The most sophisticated such animation is embodied in Homo sapiens. One might begin with a claim of ...
  • Pipeline will degrade land that we love 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2015-08-02
    Format:born digital; articles
    A proposed natural gas pipeline running through the Valley of Virginia and Rolston's ancestral landscape raises concerns about scarring and degrading a much-loved landscape, also about the safety of a huge steel pipeline ...
  • Ecological pope challenges the Anthropocene Epoch, An 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2015
    Format:born digital; chapters (layout features)
    In his recent encyclical Laudatio si', On Care for our Common Home, Pope Francis is a biocentric holist, advocating "integral ecology." He fully recognizes that humans need nature as natural resources, but he limits such ...
  • Generating life on earth: five looming questions 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2006
    Format:born digital; chapters (layout features)
    Generating life on Earth requires creating information, the serendipitous opening up of novel possibility space, driving escalating biodiversity and biocomplexity. Biologists puzzle whether such natural history is contingent, ...
  • Future of environmental ethics, The 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2011
    Format:born digital; chapters (layout features)
    The environment is on the world agenda, also on the ethical frontier, for the foreseeable future. Environmental ethics is, at times, about saving things past, still present. Environmental ethics is equally about future ...
  • Learning how to think like a mountain 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2012-08-12
    Format:born digital; articles
    Holmes Rolston reports on a search to find the site where Aldo Leopold shot a wolf and watched the green fire in her dying eyes, learning to think like a mountain, Apache National Forest, Arizona. Thinking big in the big outdoors.
  • Roundtable on Holmes Rolston, III: a new environmental ethics: life on Earth in the next millennium 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2012
    Format:born digital; chapters (layout features)
  • Environment 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2013
    Format:born digital; chapters (layout features)
    Ecology portrays a web of life, interdependence, harmony, life persisting in the midst of its perpetual perishing. Such nature commands appropriate respect. Both theism and ecology find a dynamic, enduring Earth and face ...

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