Lonely Minds in the Universe

Lonely Minds in the Universe

by Giancarlo Genta

Paperback(Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007)

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Overview

This interdisciplinary book probes the subject of extraterrestrial intelligent life, offering scientific and technological implications, discussing the philosophical and religious connotations and rebuffing pseudo-scientific assertions such as ‘rare earth’. The author discusses such philosophical questions as: What is intelligence? What is consciousness? Should we expect ETIs to be conscious beings? Also discussed is the viability of future astronautics which would enable closer human contact with ETI.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441922250
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 10/29/2010
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

The Historical and Philosophical Perspectives.- The Religious Perspective.- The Astrobiological Perspective.- The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.- Interlude: The Search for Extraterrestrial Stupidity.- The Possibility of Contact.

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