Philosophy Gone Wild / Edition 1

Philosophy Gone Wild / Edition 1

by Holmes Rolston
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Prometheus Books


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Philosophy Gone Wild / Edition 1

"Here are fifteen essays written from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s by a pioneering environmental ethicist. The collection is divided into four sections: ethics and nature, values in nature, environmental philosophy in practice, and nature in experience. . . . Rolston's writing often evokes the best of American philosophy of nature. He writes with flair and grace. The book is good reading because it is good literature. Rolston raises unsettling questions [and] a formidable challenge. The agenda is well set." — F. E. Bernard, Ethics

"An important book that deserves a wide student readership . . . . Highly appropriate for ecology . . . and philosophy courses, as well as courses dealing with environmental law and policy-making." — J. C. Kricher, Choice 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780879755560
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication date: 08/01/1989
Pages: 269
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.59(d)
Lexile: 1290L (what's this?)

About the Author

Holmes Rolston III is University Distinguished Professor and professor of philosophy, Emeritus, at Colorado State University. He is the author of seven books and is the 2003 winner of the Templeton Prize in Religion and the 2005 winner of the Mendel Prize from Villanova University. He delivered the Gifford Lectures for 1997/98 at Edinburgh University.

Table of Contents

IEthics and Nature11
1Is There an Ecological Ethic?12
2Can and Ought We to Follow Nature?30
3Philosophical Aspects of the Environment53
4The River of Life: Past, Present, and Future61
IIValues in Nature73
5Values in Nature74
6Are Values in Nature Subjective or Objective?91
7Values Gone Wild118
IIIEnvironmental Philosophy in Practice143
8Just Environmental Business144
9Valuing Wildlands180
10Duties to Endangered Species206
IVNature in Experience221
11Lake Solitude: The Individual in Wildness223
12Meditation at the Precambrian Contact233
13Farewell, Washington County241
14Nature and Human Emotions248
15The Pasqueflower256

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