Recent Submissions

  • The Anthropocene! : beyond the natural? 

    Contributor:Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2017
    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-
    Date:2015
    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-
    Date:2016
    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-
    Date:2017
    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 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:2016-06-03
    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
    Date:2016-10-14
    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-
    Date:2016-06-02
    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
    Date:2016-09-06
    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-
    Date:2016-09-04
    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-
    Date:2016-06-08
    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 ...
  • Biblical wilderness--midbar, arabah and eremos 

    Contributor:Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2016
    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-
    Date:2015-10-20
    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-
    Date:2016-02-15
    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 ...
  • Environmental aesthetics in China : East West dialogue 

    Contributor:Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2015-05-01
    Lecture by Holmes Rolston III presented in Wuhan, China, at the Environmental Aesthetics and Beautiful China International Conference, May 20-23, 2015. 1. Art and Nature: Chinese Landscape as a Work of Art? 2. Urban, Rural, ...
  • Science 

    Contributor:Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2005
    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 ...
  • Aesthetics of nature and the sacred 

    Contributor:Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2005
    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 ...
  • Environmental ethics for tomorrow : sustaining the biosphere 

    Contributor:Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2015
    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 

    Contributor:Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2013
    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 

    Contributor:Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2015
    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 ...
  • Trail log - 2015 

    Contributor:Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date:2015
    May, Wuhan, China, Conference, Chinese Environmental Ethics, and trip to Three Gorges Dam. June, Pomona, California, Conference "Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization," Claremont colleges, John Cobb, ...

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