Introduction: A Philosopher Gone Wild: Holmes Rolston, III and Environmental Philosophy; W. Ouderkirk, C. Preston. 1. Rolston's Theory of Value; K. McShane. 2. Biotic and Abiotic Nature: How Radical is Rolston's Environmental Philosophy?; K. Lee. 3. Refining Rolston: A Natural Ontological Attitude Towards Natural Value; C. Preston. 4. In Rolston's Footsteps: Human Emotions and Values in Nature; M. Wynn.5. Religion in Rolston's Environmental Ethics; N. Hettinger. 6. Writing Straight with Crooked Lines: Holmes Rolston's Ecological Theology and Theodicy; L. Sideris. 7. 'We see beauty now where we could not see it before': Rolston's Aesthetics of Nature; A. Carlson. 8. Rolston on Objective and Subjective Beauty in Nature; E. Hargrove. 9. Words Gone Wild: Language in Rolston's Philosophy of Nature; B. Hausauer. 10. Caring for Nature: An Ecofeminist's View of Rolston on Eating, Hunting, and Genetics; V. Davion. 11. Rethinking Animal Ethics in Appropriate Context: How Rolston's Work Can Help; C.Palmer 12. Nature Diminished or Nature Managed: Applying Rolston's Environmental Ethics in National Parks; J. Lemons 13. Rolston on Urban Environments; A. Light, J. Shepard. 14. Living on Earth: Dialogue and Dialectic with my Critics; H. Rolston, III.
This is a collection of contemporary writings on the work of Holmes Rolston, III. The authors contributing to this volume are a mixture of senior scholars in environmental ethics and new voices in philosophy and in literature. Together they provide an in depth evaluation of many of the topics discussed by Rolston. Rolston himself, in a detailed reply to each of his critics at the end of the volume, reveals where some of these criticisms sting him the most.
Contemporary nature of the criticisms
Authority of the critics
Detailed response by Rolston
All essays previously unpublished
Contemporary relevance of subject matter