Social and Conceptual Issues in Astrobiology

Social and Conceptual Issues in Astrobiology


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Introduction To the Humanities and Beyond: Exploring the Broader Questions in Astrobiology Kelly Smith and Carlos Mariscal Part I - Historical Background Astrobiology and Society: An Overview Steve Dick Hell Is Other Planets: Extraterrestrial Life in the Western Theological Imagination Derek Malone-France Part II - What is Life? Three Lives and Astrobiology Lucas Mix Dimensions of Life Definitions Emily Parke Meaning of the Living State Cole Mathis Life as It Could Be Luis Campos Part III - Philosophical Issues in Astrobiology Do Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence? The Proper Role of Sagan's Dictum in Astrobiology? Sean McMahon Re-thinking Conceptual Intelligence and the Astrobiology Debate Jason J. Howard What are Extremophiles? A Philosophical Perspective Carlos Mariscal and Tyler Brunet Part IV - Ethical Issues in Astrobiology Convergences in the Ethics of Space Exploration Brian Green Ethics and Extra-Terrestrials: What obligations will we have to extra-terrestrial life? What obligations will it have to us? Adam Potthast METI or REGRETTI: Ethics, Risk and Alien Contact Kelly C. Smith Part 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 Billings Myth-Free Space Advocacy Part IV: The Myth of Public Support for Astrobiology Jim Schwartz Environmental Law and Space Exploration Christopher J. Newman
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