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Vakoch, Douglas A.

Extraterrestrial Altruism

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Table of contents

Part I. Introduction

1. Cosmic Evolution, Reciprocity, and Interstellar Tit for Tat
Albert A. Harrison

2. Extraterrestrial Intelligence: Friends, Foes, or Just Curious?
George Michael

3. Eliciting Altruism While Avoiding Xenophobia: A Thought Experiment
Jerome H. Barkow

4. Predator—Prey Models and Contact Considerations
Douglas Raybeck

5. Harmful ETI Hypothesis Denied: Visiting ETIs Likely Altruists
Harold A. Geller

6. Altruism Toward Non-Humans: Lessons for Interstellar Communication
Abhik Gupta

7. Caring Capacity and Cosmocultural Evolution: Potential Mechanisms for Advanced Altruism
Mark L. Lupisella

8. The Precautionary Principle: Egoism, Altruism, and the Active SETI Debate
Adam Korbitz

Part III. Inferring Altruism

9. The Accidental Altruist: Inferring Altruism from an Extraterrestrial Signal
Mark C. Langston

10. Interstellar Intersubjectivity: The Significance of Shared Cognition for Communication, Empathy, and Altruism in Space
David Dunér

11. Other Minds, Empathy, and Interstellar Communication
Tomislav Janović

12. Interspecies Altruism: Learning from Species on Earth
Denise L. Herzing

Part IV. Universal Ethics and Law

13. Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Altruism
Holmes Rolston

14. Kenotic Ethics and SETI: A Present-Day View
George F. R. Ellis

15. Altruism, Metalaw, and Celegistics: An Extraterrestrial Perspective on Universal Law-Making
Adam Korbitz

Part V. Representing Altruism

16. A Logic-Based Approach to Characterizing Altruism in Interstellar Messages
Alexander Ollongren

17. Equity and Democracy: Seeking the Common Good as a Common Ground for Interstellar Communication
Yvan Dutil

18. Patterns of Extraterrestrial Culture
William Sims Bainbridge

19. Evolutionary Perspectives on Interstellar Communication: Images of Altruism
Alfred Kracher

Keywords: Physics, Astrobiology, Ethics, Planetology, Cross Cultural Psychology, Communication Studies

Author(s)
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2014
Language
en
Edition
2014
Series
The Frontiers Collection
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9783642377501

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