Holmes Rolston’s richly varied educational career included studying physics as an undergraduate at Davidson College, then entering theological seminary and completing a Ph.D. in Theology at Edinburgh University in 1958. He then worked for some years as a Presbyterian pastor before taking a master’s degree in philosophy of science at the University of Pittsburgh. An academic appointment in philosophy followed at Colorado State University, where he became a full professor in 1976. Holmes Rolston is currently University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Colorado State University.

He has edited Biology, Ethics, and the Origins of Life (Jones and Bartlett, Wadsworth). He has written chapters in eighty other books and over one hundred articles. Rolston was awarded the Templeton Prize in Religion in 2003 and the Mendel Medal by Villanova University in 2005.

Recent publications

  • Genes, Genesis and God (Cambridge University Press, 1999)
  • Science and Religion: A Critical Survey (Random House, McGraw Hill, Harcourt Brace)
  • Philosophy Gone Wild (Prometheus Books)
  • Environmental Ethics (Temple University Press)
  • Conserving Natural Value (Columbia University Press)

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