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The Early History of Atmospheric Oxygen: Biological Evidence

Donald Eugene Canfield

in Oxygen: A Four Billion Year History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145020
eISBN:
9781400849888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145020.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter discusses the history of atmospheric oxygen through geologic time. One of the giants in this discussion is Vladimir Vernadsky 1863–1945), a Ukranian mineralogist turned geochemist and ... More


The Scientific Cosmists

George M. Young

in The Russian Cosmists: The Esoteric Futurism of Nikolai Fedorov and His Followers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199892945
eISBN:
9780199950577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892945.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses four major Russian scientists and their relationship to Fedorov and Cosmism: Vladimir Vernadsky, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Alexander Chizhevsky, and Vasily Kuprevich. Vernadsky’s ... More


Thinking Like a Planet: The Land Ethic and the Earth Ethic

J. Baird Callicott

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199324880
eISBN:
9780199347285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324880.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Moral Philosophy

Aldo Leopold’s land ethic is located in an evolutionary-ecological worldview: Homo sapiens is “kin” to all other “fellow voyagers in the odyssey of evolution” and is a “plain member and citizen” of a ... More


The Earth Ethic: A Critical Account of Its Scientific Metaphysical Foundations

J. Baird Callicott

in Thinking Like a Planet: The Land Ethic and the Earth Ethic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199324880
eISBN:
9780199347285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324880.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Moral Philosophy

P. D. Ouspensky’s metaphysics is undisciplined. V. I. Vernadsky’s concepts of the biosphere and noösphere, his science of biogeochemistry, and his metaphysics of living matter and its local ... More


The Project of Russian Cosmism

Teresa Obolevitch

in Faith and Science in Russian Religious Thought

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198838173
eISBN:
9780191874642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838173.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter 13 describes the original project of Russian Cosmism, as exemplified especially by Nikolai Fedorov, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, and Vladimir Vernadsky, in the context of the relation between ... More


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