Encountering life in the universe : ethical foundations and social implications of astrobiology / Chris Impey, Anna H. Spitz, William Stoeger, editors.

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Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c2013.
Description
xi, 269 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Notes
"This book grew out of the workshop 'Astrobiology: Expanding our Views of Society and Self,' held at the University of Arizona's (UA) Biosphere 2 Institute in May 2008."
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
1. Astrobiology, ethics, and philosophy / William R. Stoeger, Chris Impey, and Anna H. Spitz -- 2. Lessons from Earth : towards an ethics of astrobiology / Carol E. Cleland and Elspeth M. Wilson -- 3. Astrobiology and beyond : from science to philosophy and ethics / William R. Stoeger -- 4. Beyond Horatio's philosophy : biological evolution and the "plurality of worlds" concept / Martinez J. Hewlett -- 5. The wonder called cosmic oneness : towards astroethics from Hindu and Buddhist wisdom and worldviews / Nishant Alphonse Irudayadason -- 6. Social and ethical implications of creating artificial cells / Mark A. Bedau and Mark Triant -- 7. Space exploration and searches for extraterrestrial life : decision making and societal issues / Margaret S. Race -- 8. Astrobiology and society : the long view / Christopher P. McKay -- 9. Planetocentric ethics : principles for exploring a solar system that may contain extraterrestrial microbial life / Woodruff T. Sullivan, III -- 10. Contact : who will speak for Earth and should they? / Jill Cornell Tarter -- 11. Astroethics : engaging extraterrestrial intelligent life-forms / Ted Peters -- 12. A scientifically minded citizenry : the ethical responsibility of all scientists / Erika Offerdahl -- 13. Survival ethics and astrobiology / Neville J. Woolf -- Appendix: Astrobiological risk: a dialogue / Steven A. Benner and Neville J. Woolf..
ISBN
  • 9780816528707 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0816528705 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN
2013011212
OCLC
835117124
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