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Title Encountering life in the universe [electronic resource] : ethical foundations and social implications of astrobiology / edited by Chris Impey, Anna H. Spitz, William Stoeger, editors.

Imprint Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c2013.


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Description xi, 269 p.
Note "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."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Astrobiology, ethics, and philosophy / Bill Stoeger, Chris Impey, and Anna H. Spitz -- Lessons from Earth : towards an ethics of astrobiology / Carol E. Cleland and Elspeth M. Wilson -- Astrobiology and beyond : from science to philosophy and ethics / William R. Stoeger -- Beyond Horatio's philosophy : biological evolution - the "plurality of worlds" concept / Martinez J. Hewlett -- The wonder called cosmic oneness : towards astroethics from Hindu and Buddhist wisdom and worldviews / Nishant Alphonse Irudayadason -- Social and ethical implications of creating artificial cells / Mark A. Bedau and Mark Triant -- Space exploration and searches for extraterrestrial life : decision making and societal issues / Margaret S. Race -- Astrobiology and society : the long view / Christopher P. McKay -- Planetocentric ethics : principles for exploring a solar system that may contain extraterrestrial microbial life / Woodruff T. Sullivan, III -- Contact : who will speak for Earth and should they? / Jill Tarter -- AstroEthics : engaging extraterrestrial intelligent life forms / Ted Peters -- A scientifically minded citizenry : the ethical responsibility of all scientists / Erika Offerdahl -- Survival ethics and astrobiology / Neville Woolf.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Exobiology -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Exobiology -- Social aspects.
Life on other planets -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Life on other planets -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Impey, Chris.
Spitz, Anna H., 1954-
Stoeger, William R.
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780816528707 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780816599226 (e-book)

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