Anthropocene, The! Beyond the natural? - OSU
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 a more prosperous future. Perhaps the Anthropocene is inevitable. But: Rejoice? Accommodate? Accept it, alas? Perhaps the wiser, more ethical course is not so much beyond as keeping the natural in symbiosis with humans. Enter the Semi-Anthropocene! Basically Natural! Carefully!
Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
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Author(s):Smeesters, Pascale; Van,Bau DangDate Issued:2016-09-06Format:born digital; motion pictures (visual works); digital moving image formatsRolston 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 ...
Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-Date Issued:2014Format:born digital; articlesDoes a plausible worldview need some explanations that exceed the natural? Hard naturalisms insist not, but softer, or more open naturalisms find that natural processes can produce ever more complex results - moving from ...
Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-Date Issued:2007Format:born digital; chapters (layout features)Despite the classical prohibition of moving from fact to value, encounter with the biodiversity and plenitude of being in evolutionary natural history moves us to respect life, even to reverence it. Darwinian accounts are ...