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Social and conceptual issues in astrobiology

Social and conceptual issues in astrobiology

Author: Kelly C Smith; Carlos Mariscal
Publisher: New York Oxford Oxford University Press [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
To the humanities and beyond : exploring the broader questions in astrobiology / Kelly Smith and Carlos Mariscal -- Astrobiology and society : an overview / Steve Dick -- Hell is other planets : extraterrestrial life in the western theological imagination / Derek Malone-France -- Three lives and astrobiology / Lucas Mix -- Dimensions of life definitions / Emily Parke -- Meaning of the living state / Cole Mathis --
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als
Social and conceptual issues in astrobiology.
New York : Oxford University Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2019040691
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly C Smith; Carlos Mariscal
ISBN: 9780190915650 019091565X
OCLC Number: 1176182939
Notes: Includes index
Description: 320 Seiten Illustrationen
Contents: IntroductionTo the Humanities and Beyond: Exploring the Broader Questions in Astrobiology Kelly Smith and Carlos MariscalPart I - Historical BackgroundAstrobiology and Society: An Overview Steve DickHell Is Other Planets: Extraterrestrial Life in the Western Theological Imagination Derek Malone-France Part II - What is Life? Three Lives and Astrobiology Lucas MixDimensions of Life Definitions Emily ParkeMeaning of the Living State Cole MathisLife as It Could Be Luis CamposPart III - Philosophical Issues in AstrobiologyDo Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence? The Proper Role of Sagan's Dictum in Astrobiology? Sean McMahonRe-thinking Conceptual Intelligence and the Astrobiology Debate Jason J. HowardWhat are Extremophiles? A Philosophical Perspective Carlos Mariscal and Tyler BrunetPart IV - Ethical Issues in Astrobiology Convergences in the Ethics of Space Exploration Brian GreenEthics and Extra-Terrestrials: What obligations will we have to extra-terrestrial life? What obligations will it have to us? Adam PotthastMETI or REGRETTI: Ethics, Risk and Alien Contact Kelly C. SmithPart V - Social and Legal Issues in Astrobiology Earth, Life, Space: The social construction of the biosphere and the expansion of the concept into outer space Linda BillingsMyth-Free Space Advocacy Part IV: The Myth of Public Support for Astrobiology Jim SchwartzEnvironmental Law and Space Exploration Christopher J. Newman
Responsibility: edited by Kelly C. Smith and Carlos Mariscal


This work explores traditional questions in the humanities and social sciences with respect to life and its discovery elsewhere in the Universe.  Read more...


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In this book, some of the very best scholars engage with astrobiology to establish a new research field of humanistic and social/cultural perspectives on astrobiology. Studies on astrobiology from a Read more...

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