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1 Douglas A. Vakoch (ed.) Extraterrestrial altruism I02366 eBook  
2 Amartya Sen Ideas of justice 022762 2009 Book  
3 James Paradis Evolution and ethics 003539 1989 Book  
4 James Rachels Created from animals: The moral implications of Darwinism 006267 1990 Book  
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TitleExtraterrestrial altruism : evolution and ethics in the Cosmos
Author(s)Douglas A. Vakoch (ed.)
Description1 online resource (xv, 329 pages) : illustrations
Abstract NoteExtraterrestrial Altruism examines a basic assumption of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI): that extraterrestrials will be transmitting messages to us for our benefit. This question of whether extraterrestrials will be altruistic has become increasingly important in recent years as SETI scientists have begun contemplating transmissions from Earth to make contact. Should we expect altruism to evolve throughout the cosmos, or is this only wishful thinking? Would this make biological sense? Is it dangerous to send messages to other worlds, as Stephen Hawking has suggested? Would extraterrestrial societies be based on different ethical principles? Extraterrestrial Altruism explores these and related questions about the motivations of civilizations beyond Earth, providing new insights that are critical for SETI. Chapters are authored by leading scholars from diverse disciplines anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, cosmology, engineering, history of science, law, philosophy, psychology, public policy, and sociology
Contents NoteCosmic Evolution, Reciprocity, and Interstellar Tit for Tat -- Extraterrestrial Intelligence: Friends, Foes, or Just Curious? -- Eliciting Altruism While Avoiding Xenophobia: A Thought Experiment -- Predator Prey Models and Contact Considerations -- Harmful ETI Hypothesis Denied: Visiting ETIs Likely Altruists -- Altruism Toward Non-Humans: Lessons for Interstellar Communication -- Caring Capacity and Cosmocultural Evolution: Potential Mechanisms for Advanced Altruism -- The Precautionary Principle: Egoism, Altruism, and the Active SETI Debate -- The Accidental Altruist: Inferring Altruism from an Extraterrestrial Signal -- Interstellar Intersubjectivity: The Significance of Shared Cognition for Communication, Empathy, and Altruism in Space -- Other Minds, Empathy, and Interstellar Communication -- Interspecies Altruism: Learning from Species on Earth -- Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Altruism -- Kenotic Ethics and SETI: A Present-day View -- Altruism, Metalaw, and Celegistics: An Extraterrestrial Perspective on Universal Law-Making -- A Logic-Based Approach to Characterizing Altruism in Interstellar Messages -- Equity and Democracy: Seeking the Common Good as a Common Ground for Interstellar Communication -- Patterns of Extraterrestrial Culture -- Evolutionary Perspectives on Interstellar Communication: Images of Altruism
NotesIncludes index
Keyword(s)1. Altruism 2. ASTROBIOLOGY 3. Communication Studies 4. COSMOLOGY 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. ETHICS 8. PHYSICS 9. PLANETOLOGY 10. SCIENCE / Astronomy
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TitleIdeas of justice
Author(s)Amartya Sen
PublicationNew Delhi, Penguin Books, 2009.
Descriptionxxviii, 468p.
Abstract NoteIs justice an ideal, forever beyond our grasp, or something that may actually guide our practical devisions and enhance our lives? in this wide-ranging book, Amartya Sen presents an alternative approach to mainstream theories of justice which, despite their many specific achievemnets, have taken us, he argues, in the wrong direction in general.
ISBN,Price9781846141478 : Rs. 699.00(HB)
Classification340
Keyword(s)1. ETHICS 2. JUSTICE 3. SOCIAL CONTACT 4. THEORY OF JUSTICE
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TitleEvolution and ethics
Author(s)James Paradis;George Christopher Williams
PublicationNew Jersey, Princeton University Press, 1989.
Description242p.;Bib. pp. 228-236
Classification575.8
Keyword(s)1. ETHICS 2. EVOLUTION
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TitleCreated from animals: The moral implications of Darwinism
Author(s)James Rachels
PublicationOxford, Oxford University Press, 1990.
Description245pp.
Classification575.8:17
Keyword(s)1. ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR 2. ETHICS 3. EVOLUTION
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