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Extraterrestrial altruism : evolution and ethics in the Cosmos /

Douglas A. Vakoch, editor.

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Names: Vakoch, Douglas A.,
Published: Heidelberg : Springer, [2013?]
Series: Frontiers collection.
Topics: Cosmology - Philosophy. | Altruism. | SCIENCE - Astronomy. | Physique. | Astronomie.
Genres: Electronic books.
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245 00|aExtraterrestrial altruism :|bevolution and ethics in the Cosmos /|cDouglas A. Vakoch, editor.
264 1|aHeidelberg :|bSpringer,|c[2013?]
264 4|c©2014
300 |a1 online resource (xv, 329 pages) :|billustrations.
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490 1 |aThe Frontiers Collection,|x1612-3018
500 |aIncludes index.
504 |aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
505 00|gPart I:|tIntroduction --|tCosmic Evolution, Reciprocity, and Interstellar Tit for Tat /|rAlbert A. Harrison --|gPart II:|tThe Evolution of Altruism: Is Transmitting Dangerous? --|tExtraterrestrial Intelligence: Friends, Foes, or Just Curious? /|rGeorge Michael --|tEliciting Altruism While Avoiding Xenophobia: A Thought Experiment /|rJerome H. Barkow --|tPredator--Prey Models and Contact Considerations /|rDouglas Raybeck --|tHarmful ETI Hypothesis Denied: Visiting ETIs Likely Altruists /|rHarold A. Geller --|tAltruism Toward Non-Humans: Lessons for Interstellar Communication /|rAbhik Gupta --|tCaring Capacity and Cosmocultural Evolution: Potential Mechanisms for Advanced Altruism /|rMark L. Lupisella --|tThe Precautionary Principle: Egoism, Altruism, and the Active SETI Debate /|rAdam Korbitz --|gPart III:|tInferring Altruism --|tThe Accidental Altruist: Inferring Altruism from an Extraterrestrial Signal /|rMark C. Langston --|tInterstellar Intersubjectivity: The Significance of Shared Cognition for Communication, Empathy, and Altruism in Space /|rDavid Dunér --|tOther Minds, Empathy, and Interstellar Communication /|rTomislav Janović --|tInterspecies Altruism: Learning from Species on Earth /|rDenise L. Herzing --|gPart IV:|tUniversal Ethics and Law --|tTerrestrial and Extraterrestrial Altruism /|rHolmes Rolston III --|tKenotic Ethics and SETI: A Present-Day View /|rGeorge F.R. Ellis --|tAltruism, Metalaw, and Celegistics: An Extraterrestrial Perspective on Universal Law-Making /|rAdam Korbitz --|gPart V:|tRepresenting Altruism --|tA Logic-Based Approach to Characterizing Altruism in Interstellar Messages /|rAlexander Ollongren --|tEquity and Democracy: Seeking the Common Good as a Common Ground for Interstellar Communication /|rYvan Dutil --|tPatterns of Extraterrestrial Culture /|rWilliam Sims Bainbridge --|tEvolutionary Perspectives on Interstellar Communication: Images of Altruism /|rAlfred Kracher.
520 |aExtraterrestrial 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.
588 0 |aOnline resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed September 16, 2013).
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