Chapter 1 -- Introduction: The scope and content of space ethics

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Schwartz, James S.J.
Milligan, Tony

Schwartz, James S. J.; Milligan, Tony. 2016. Chapter 1 -- Introduction: The scope and content of space ethics. In: Ethics of Space Exploration Part of the series Space and Society, pp 1-11


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, through to the risks associated with nuclear powered space probes. Multiple disciplines, from astrobiology and space law through to philosophy and aesthetics are drawn upon. The volume introduction address both the scope and history of the ethics of space exploration, and goes on to provide a summary of the individual contributions to the volume.

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