The Resource Extraterrestrial altruism : evolution and ethics in the Cosmos, Douglas A. Vakoch, editor

Extraterrestrial altruism : evolution and ethics in the Cosmos, Douglas A. Vakoch, editor

Label
Extraterrestrial altruism : evolution and ethics in the Cosmos
Title
Extraterrestrial altruism
Title remainder
evolution and ethics in the Cosmos
Statement of responsibility
Douglas A. Vakoch, editor
Contributor
Editor of compilation
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Extraterrestrial 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
Member of
Cataloging source
GW5XE
Dewey number
523.1
Index
index present
LC call number
BD511
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
The Frontiers Collection,
Label
Extraterrestrial altruism : evolution and ethics in the Cosmos, Douglas A. Vakoch, editor
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cosmic 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
Control code
ocn859401042
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 329 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783642377501
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-642-37750-1
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b2920897x
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)859401042
  • ebl3642377505

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