Preservation of natural value in the solar system, The
Earth is, by one account, an accident, of great value in contrast with valueless astronomical worlds. The universe is, by another account, fine tuned with anthropic features that anticipate life and mind on Earth. Projective nature, a third model, interprets nature as an inventive system, driving the spontaneous appearance of diversity, order, and value. If so, we ought to preserve in solarplanetary nature: (1) places spontaneously worthy of proper names, (2) places of exotic extremes, (3) of historical interest, (4) of creative potential, (5) with aesthetic properties, and (6) of transformative value.
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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 ...