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Biology, Ethics, and the Origins of Life

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ISBN-10: 0534542611

ISBN-13: 9780534542610

Edition: 1995

Authors: Holmes Rolston

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List price: $189.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Born in Staunton, Virginia, Holmes Rolston received both a theological and secular education. After receiving a B.S. degree in philosophy from Davidson University in 1953, he went on to earn a divinity degree from the Union Theological Seminary (1956) and a Ph.D. in theology from the University of Edinburgh (1958). Rolston initially taught philosophy at Hampden-Sydney College in 1958, before becoming pastor of the Walnut Grove Presbyterian Church in Bristol, Virginia, where he remained until 1967. Since 1968 he has been professor of philosophy at Colorado State University. Rolston's main areas of research and writing have focused on the interrelationship between ecology and religion and on…    

Introduction
The Origin of Life and the Value of Life
Facing Nature
Mass Extinction and Human Responsibility
Evolutionary Ethics: A Defense
The Difference in Being Human: Ethical Behavior as an Evolutionary By-product
When Natural Selection and Culture Conflict
Biology and Theology on Human Nature: Ethics and Genetics
Darwinism and Postmodern Theism
Epilogue
Glossary