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Title History and Philosophy of Astrobiology : Perspectives on Extraterrestrial Life and the Human Mind.
Imprint Newcastle : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
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Subject Exobiology -- History.
Exobiology -- Philosophy.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Part I. Cognition -- part II. Communication -- part III. Culture.
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 ...
Other Title Print version: 9781299974654