History and Philosophy of Astrobiology : Perspectives on Extraterrestrial Life and the Human Mind.

Human beings have wondered about the stars since the dawn of the species. Does life exist out there - intelligent life, even - or are we alone? The quest for life in the universe touches on fundamental hopes and fears. It touches on the essence of what it means to formulate a theory, grasp a concept...

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Main Author: Dunér, David, 1970-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Newcastle : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.
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Online Access:CONNECT
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Summary:Human beings have wondered about the stars since the dawn of the species. Does life exist out there - intelligent life, even - or are we alone? The quest for life in the universe touches on fundamental hopes and fears. It touches on the essence of what it means to formulate a theory, grasp a concept, and have an imagination. This book traces the history of the science of this area and the development of new schools in philosophy. Its essays seek to establish the history and philosophy of astr ...
Physical Description:1 online resource.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:1299974651
9781299974654
9781443853026
144385302X