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Milligan, Tony

The Ethics of Space Exploration

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: The Scope and Content of Space Ethics
James S. J. Schwartz, Tony Milligan

Part I. The Cultural and Historical Context of Space Ethics

2. Dreams and Nightmares of the High Frontier: The Response of Science Fiction to Gerard K. O’Neill’s The High Frontier

Stephen Baxter

3. Space Colonies and Their Critics
Gonzalo Munévar

4. Agonal Conflict and Space Exploration
Eleni Panagiotarakou

5. Prospects for Utopia in Space
Christopher C. Yorke

Part II. Normative Ethics

6. Cosmological Theories of Value: Relationalism and Connectedness as Foundations for Cosmic Creativity
Mark Lupisella

7. On the Methodology of Space Ethics
James S. J. Schwartz

8. The Ethics of Outer Space: A Consequentialist Perspective
Seth D. Baum

9. Space Ethics Without Foundations
Tony Milligan

Part III. Humanism and Posthumanism

10. Why Space Migration Must Be Posthuman
Francesca Ferrando

11. An Urgent Need to Explore Space
Jacques Arnould

Part IV. Planetary Protection and Microbial Value

12. The Ethical Status of Microbial Life on Earth and Elsewhere: In Defence of Intrinsic Value
Charles S. Cockell

13. Kantian Foundations for a Cosmocentric Ethic

Anna Frammartino Wilks

14. The Curious Case of the Martian Microbes: Mariomania, Intrinsic Value and the Prime Directive
Kelly C. Smith

15. The Aesthetic Objection to Terraforming Mars
Sean McMahon

Part V. Ethical and Legal Issues in Solar System Exploration

16. ‘The Way to Eden’: Environmental Legal and Ethical Values in Interplanetary Space Flight
Christopher Newman

17. The Risks of Nuclear Powered Space Probes
Paul R. Graves

18. Shaking the Foundations of the Law: Some Legal Issues Posed by a Detection of Extra-Terrestrial Life
Frans G. Dunk

19. Erratum to: Shaking the Foundations of the Law: Some Legal Issues Posed by a Detection of Extra-Terrestrial Life
Frans G. Dunk

Keywords: Philosophy, Ethics, Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics), Environmental Law/Policy/Ecojustice, Planetology, Ecology, Astrobiology

Editor
 
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2016
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Space and Society
Category
Philosophy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9783319398273
Printed ISBN
978-3-319-39825-9

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