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  • Book review: Means, ends, and persons: the meaning & psychological dimensions of Kant's humanity formula 

    Castro, Susan V. H. (Koninklijke Brill NV., 2018)
    Audi's aim in Means, Ends, and Persons is to introduce an ethics of conduct in which treatment of persons features as a central case. The approach to conduct is inspired by Kant, and there are moments of explicit contact, ...
  • Myth-free space advocacy part III: The myth of educational inspiration 

    Schwartz, James S. J. (Elsevier, 2018-02)
    I argue against a common belief among space advocates that spaceflight is "educationally inspiring" in that it has a clear, positive impact on scientific literacy and on STEM education. On the basis of a variety of survey ...
  • Physically similar systems - A history of the concept 

    Sterrett, Susan G. (Springer Nature, 2017)
    The concept of similar systems arose in physics and appears to have originated with Newton in the seventeenth century. This chapter provides a critical history of the concept of physically similar systems, the twentieth ...
  • Experimentation on analogue models 

    Sterrett, Susan G. (Springer Nature, 2017)
    Analogue models are actual physical setups used to model something else. They are especially useful when what we wish to investigate is difficult to observe or experiment upon due to size or distance in space or time; for ...
  • Book review: Passions & Projections: Themes from the Philosophy of Simon Blackburn 

    Birondo, Noell N. (Wiley, 2017-01-01)
    Simon Blackburn has not shied away from the use of vivid imagery in developing, over a long and prolific career, a large-scale philosophical vision. Here one might think, for instance, of ‘Practical Tortoise Raising’ or ...
  • Chapter 10 -- Some Ethical Constraints on Near-Earth Resource Exploitation 

    Schwartz, James S. J.; Milligan, Tony (Springer, Vienna, 2017)
    One of the most common and enduring justifications for space exploration is that resources are limited here but plentiful elsewhere. Exploration has the potential to enable humanity to access the vast store of resources ...
  • Chapter 4 -- Equilibrium, Natural Motion, and Models of Explanation 

    Hepburn, Brian S. (Springer, Cham, 2017)
    A key theme in the historiographical work of Machamer has been the ways that motion is made intelligible through explanatory means of natural motion and models of the simple machines such as the lever and pendulum. One way ...
  • Chapter 7 -- The Theory of Ideas 

    Soles, David E. (Wiley, 2016)
    Locke believes that every mental act, event or state essentially involves ideas and that our only access to the world is through ideas. The theory of ideas, thus, is central to his philosophy, and understanding the ...
  • Myth-free space advocacy part I-The myth of innate exploratory and migratory urges 

    Schwartz, James S. J. (Elsevier, 2017-08)
    This paper discusses the "myth" that we have an innate drive to explore or to migrate into space. Three interpretations of the claim are considered. According to the "mystical interpretation," it is part of our "destiny" ...
  • Chapter 1 -- Introduction: The scope and content of space ethics 

    Schwartz, James S. J.; Milligan, Tony (Springer International Publishing, 2016-07-23)
    The contributions to the volume are accessible and state-of-the-art overviews of several of the major “theoretical” and “practical” issues in space ethics. Ranging from matters of inherent value and theory construction, ...
  • Chapter 7 -- On the methodology of space ethics 

    Schwartz, James S. J. (Springer International Publishing, 2016-07-23)
    This chapter addresses space’s impact on the methods of normative and applied ethics. My primary contention, by way of the dispute between value monism and pluralism in environmental ethics , is that our knowledge of the ...
  • Chapter 4 -- Lunar Labor Relations 

    Schwartz, James S. J. (Springer International Publishing, 2016-03-11)
    This chapter defends the claim that at least some essential service strikes will be morally permissible in lunar societies. I argue by analogy with essential service strikes in medicine. The duty to provide medical care ...
  • Turing on the integration of human and machine intelligence 

    Sterrett, Susan G. (Springer, 2016)
    Philosophical discussion of Alan Turing’s writings on intelligence has mostly revolved around a single point made in a paper published in the journal Mind in 1950. This is unfortunate, for Turing’s reflections on machine ...
  • Physically similar systems: A history of the concept 

    Sterrett, Susan G. (Springer, 2017)
    The concept of similar systems arose in physics, and appears to have originated with Newton in the seventeenth century. This chapter provides a critical history of the concept of physically similar systems, the twentieth ...
  • Near-Earth water sources: ethics and fairness 

    Schwartz, James S. J. (Elsevier Ltd., 2016-08-01)
    There is a small finite upper bound on the amount of easily accessible water in near-Earth space, including water from C-type NEAs and permanently shadowed lunar craters. Recent estimates put this total at about 3.7 x ...
  • Virtue and prejudice: giving and taking reasons 

    Birondo, Noell N. (Oxford University Press, 2016-04-01)
    The most long-standing criticism of virtue ethics in its traditional, eudaimonistic variety centers on its apparently foundational appeal to nature in order to provide a source of normativity. This paper argues that a ...
  • Mathematical structuralism, modal nominalism, and the coherence principle 

    Schwartz, James S. J. (Oxford University Press, 2015-10)
    According to Stewart Shapiro's coherence principle, structures exist whenever they can be coherently described. I argue that Shapiro's attempts to justify this principle (along with his position, ante rem structuralism) ...
  • Experimentation on analogue models 

    Sterrett, Susan G. (2015-05-31)
    Analogue models are actual physical setups used to model something else. They are especially useful when what we wish to investigate is difficult to observe or experiment upon due to size or distance in space or time: ...
  • Truth and value in Rebecca West's the return of the soldier 

    Hershfield, Jeffrey A. (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014-10)
    Rebecca West’s The Return of the Soldier offers an imaginative and philosophically intriguing twist on the familiar trope of the irreconcilable tension between a man’s love for a woman and his duties to his wife and family. ...
  • Prioritizing scientific exploration: A comparison of the ethical justifications for space development and for space science 

    Schwartz, James S. J. (Elsevier Ltd., 2014-11)
    I argue that the moral justification for space science is more compelling than the moral justification for space development. Thus, we ought to reemphasize the status of science as a major stakeholder in space, especially ...

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