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1 Volchenkov, Dimitri Survival under Uncertainty I10392 2016 eBook  
2 Courvoisier, Thierry J.-L From Stars to States I09843 2017 eBook  
3 Cockell, Charles S The Meaning of Liberty Beyond Earth I07745 2015 eBook  
4 Cockell, Charles S Human Governance Beyond Earth I06234 2015 eBook  
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TitleSurvival under Uncertainty : An Introduction to Probability Models of Social Structure and Evolution
Author(s)Volchenkov, Dimitri
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXIV, 238 p. 55 illus., 44 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book introduces and studies a number of stochastic models of subsistence, communication, social evolution and political transition that will allow the reader to grasp the role of uncertainty as a fundamental property of our irreversible world. At the same time, it aims to bring about a more interdisciplinary and quantitative approach across very diverse fields of research in the humanities and social sciences. Through the examples treated in this work ??? including anthropology, demography, migration, geopolitics, management, and bioecology, among other things ??? evidence is gathered to show that volatile environments may change the rules of the evolutionary selection and dynamics of any social system, creating a situation of adaptive uncertainty, in particular, whenever the rate of change of the environment exceeds the rate of adaptation. Last but not least, it is hoped that this book will contribute to the understanding that inherent randomness can also be a great opportunity ??? for social systems and individuals alike ??? to help face the challenge of ???survival under uncertainty???
ISBN,Price9783319394213
Keyword(s)1. COMPLEXITY 2. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 3. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. ECONOPHYSICS 7. Philosophy and social sciences 8. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 9. Science???Social aspects 10. Social inequality 11. Social structure 12. Social Structure, Social Inequality 13. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education 14. Sociophysics
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TitleFrom Stars to States : A Manifest for Science in Society
Author(s)Courvoisier, Thierry J.-L
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXVI, 67 p. 15 illus., 11 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThe aim of this essay is to understand the relationship between knowledge and society and to reflect on the links between science and political decision making. The text evolved from a number of reflections the author made while president of the European Astronomical Society, president of the Swiss Academy of Sciences and vice-president of the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC). The book starts by using astronomy as a showcase for what science brings to society in terms of intellectual enrichment, of practical tools and of societal inputs. It then turns to looking generally at science as a human endeavour for which pleasure is a prime motivation and it describes the efforts made by researchers to rationalise their findings, thus making them universally acceptable. The author also describes the role of science in shaping our environment and discusses resulting responsibility of the scientists with respect to the evolution of the world. As part of an analysis of the relationship between science and policy the author describes the way in which scientists can (and must) bring knowledge in the political decision making process. The argument is closed with considerations on global governance, while the conclusion puts evidence based decision making processes in relation with the more emotional aspects of our behaviour. The readership of the book is intended to be all scientists involved in ???science for policy??? activities, as well as those who should become more active in this domain. This includes, but is not limited to, all members of science academies. Astronomers will find specific elements to help them think about their science. The intended readers of the book also include civil servants and policy makers who develop legislation and societal action in domains in which a solid knowledge base is important. The book should furthermore be of interest to citizens following public life and all those worried by the ???post evidence??? trends in policy
ISBN,Price9783319592329
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 3. ASTROPHYSICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Philosophy and social sciences 7. Philosophy of Education 8. Public policy 9. Science and Technology Studies 10. SCIENCE EDUCATION 11. Science???Social aspects 12. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education 13. Technology???Sociological aspects
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TitleThe Meaning of Liberty Beyond Earth
Author(s)Cockell, Charles S
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2015.
DescriptionVIII, 272 p. 14 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThe purpose of this book is to initiate a new discussion on liberty focusing on the infinite realms of space. The discussion of the nature of liberty and what it means for a human to be free has occupied the minds of thinkers since the Enlightenment. However, without exception, every one of these discussions has focused on the character of liberty on the Earth.The emergence of human space exploration programs in the last 40-50 years??raise a fundamental and new question: what will be the future of liberty in space? This book takes the discussion of liberty into the extraterrestrial environment. In this book, new questions will be addressed such as: Can a person be free when the oxygen??the individual??breathes is the result of a manufacturing process controlled by someone else? Will the interdependence required to survive in the extremities of the extraterrestrial environment destroy individualism? What are the obligations of the individual to the extraterrestrial state? How can we talk of extraterrestrial liberty when everyone is dependent on survival systems?
ISBN,Price9783319095677
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. ETHICS 5. Personality 6. Personality and Social Psychology 7. Philosophy and social sciences 8. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 9. Science???Social aspects 10. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 11. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education
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TitleHuman Governance Beyond Earth : Implications for Freedom
Author(s)Cockell, Charles S
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2015.
DescriptionX, 237 p. 2 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book extends the discussion of the nature of freedom and what it means for a human to be free. This question has occupied the minds of thinkers since the Enlightenment. However, without exception, every one of these discussions has focused on the character of liberty on Earth. In this volume the authors explore how people are likely to be governed in space and how that will affect what sort of liberty they experience. Who will control oxygen? How will people maximise freedom of movement in a lethal environment? What sort of political and economic systems can be created in places that will be inherently isolated? These are just a few of the major questions that bear on the topic of extra-terrestrial liberty. ??During the last forty years an increasing number of nations have developed the capability of launching people into space. The USA, Europe, Russia, China and soon India have human space exploration programs. These developments raise the fundamental question of how are humans to be governed in space. This book follows from a previous volume published in this series which looked at the Meaning of Liberty Beyond the Earth and explored what sort of freedoms could exist in space in a very general way. This new volume focuses on systems of governance and how they will influence which of these sorts of freedoms will become dominant in extra-terrestrial society. The book targets a wide readership covers many groups including: Space policy makers interested in understanding how societies will develop in space and what the policy implications might be for space organisations. Space engineers interested in understanding how social developments in space might influence the way in which infrastructure and space settlements should be designed. Space scientists interested in how scientific developments might influence the social structures of settlements beyond the Earth. Social scientists (political philosophers, ethicists etc) interested in understanding how societies will develop in the future
ISBN,Price9783319180632
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. ETHICS 5. INTERNATIONAL LAW 6. Law of the sea 7. Law of the Sea, Air and Outer Space 8. Personality 9. Personality and Social Psychology 10. Philosophy and social sciences 11. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 12. Science???Social aspects 13. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 14. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education
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