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  • The Anthropocene! : beyond the natural? 

    Contributor:Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    We are now entering the Anthropocene Epoch - so runs a recent enthusiastic claim. Humans can and ought to go beyond  the natural and powerfully engineer a better planet, managing for climate change, building new ecosystems ...
  • Rediscovering and rethinking Leopold’s Green Fire 

    Contributor:Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Lecture given at Utah Valley University, April 4, 2013. Aldo Leopold shot a wolf a hundred years ago, the most iconic wolf kill in conservation history, a shooting now historically confirmed, which three decades he elevated ...
  • Sustainable development vs. sustainable biosphere 

    Contributor:Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    In sustainability debates, there are two poles, complements yet opposites. Economy can be prioritized, with the environment contributory to economics at the center. This is sustainable development, an approach widely ...
  • Environmental ethics and environmental anthropology 

    Contributor:Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Is there a particular angle that environmental anthropology offers environmental ethics? Local peoples find that both their natural and their social systems are jeopardized by global forces, requiring concerns for environmental ...
  • NTDTV interview 

    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 

    Contributor:Shockley, Kenneth
    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 

    Contributor:Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    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 

    Contributor:Smeesters, Pascale; Van,Bau Dang
    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 ...
  • A remarkably free man 

    Contributor:Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    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 

    Contributor:Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    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 ...
  • An escape from anger and other Buddhist contributions to the philosophy of emotions 

    Contributor:Murray, Adam;
    Date Submitted:2016
    This paper begins with an examination of several theories of emotion in general—a ‘mixed theory’, an ‘attitudinal theory’, and a Buddhist ‘componential theory.’ I argue that the Buddhist theory has a theoretical advantage ...
  • Friendship and the role of emotion in Aristotelian and Stoic conceptions of eudaimonia 

    Contributor:Lins, Nicole G.;
    Date Submitted:2016
    Ancient conceptions of virtuous and perfect friendships – specifically in Aristotle and the Stoics (i.e. Cicero, Epictetus, and Seneca) – attempt to describe the proper relations between people, when and why friendships ...
  • Moral error theory 

    Contributor:Gustafson, Matt;
    Date Submitted:2016
    J.L. Mackie historically has been considered the primary defender of moral error theory. The position he defends is one of many metaethical positions an individual might hold. Moral error theory’s central thesis is that ...
  • Authenticity and animal welfare : understanding and ameliorating the suffering of dairy cows and their calves 

    Contributor:Teeple, Jennifer Elyse;
    Date Submitted:2016
    As Bernard Rollin discusses throughout his body of work, animals have interests and unique teloi as well as the capacity to feel pain and suffer emotionally. I argue that we must confront the ways in which we contribute ...
  • Evaluating the food system with a Noddings-style care ethic 

    Contributor:Moerland, Hanna Leigh;
    Date Submitted:2016
    To view the abstract, please see the full text of the document.
  • Inclusive Just War Theory: Confucian and Mohist contributions 

    Contributor:Davidson, Lake Andrew;
    Date Submitted:2016
    Warfare has permeated humanity across cultures and through time. It is a human activity that often carries with it large-scale consequences. However, even if it does not, human lives are always lost, and the effects of ...
  • Why we should talk about animals when we talk about antibiotics 

    Contributor:Levi, Ashley;
    Date Submitted:2016
    Antibiotic use in livestock has been accused of playing a major role in the emerging public health crisis of antibiotic resistance in human beings. While antibiotics are important medical tools that help to fight bacterial ...
  • Biblical wilderness--midbar, arabah and eremos 

    Contributor:Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    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 ...
  • Three big bangs : are we the biggest? 

    Contributor:Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    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? 

    Contributor:Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    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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