[SydPhil] Fwd: CFA: Private Space Exploration: Ethics, Policy and Governance

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Mon Aug 12 11:03:04 AEST 2013

*Call for Abstracts*

*Private Space Exploration: Ethics, Policy and Governance*

*Edited by Jai Galliott*


*Please distribute widely. Apologies for cross-posting.*
Forget about the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Forget about the Russian Federal Space Agency (FKA). Forget about the
entire Cold War-initiated space program, as we have known it. Instead,
think private space travel and exploration. Abstracts pertaining to the
ethics of space colonisation and exploration, the commercial space
industry, space and the environment, bioethics for outer space and relevant
aspects of risk assessment, design, responsibility and governance are
welcomed for inclusion in this proposed volume*.* Subsequent papers must be
philosophically rigorous but accessible to policy makers and upper-level
students.* *Possible themes and topics might include, but are not limited
to, the following:

- The Moral Case for Space
- Abandoning Earth: Selecting the Select Few
- Who Owns Mars? Land Use and Property Rights
- Advertising in Space: Sales at its Outer Limits
- Space Tourists: The Risks & Benefits
- The Consequences of Privatising Space Transport
- Do Rocks Have Rights? The Ethics of Asteroid Mining
- Asteroid Defence
- Militarising Space: Weapons in Orbit
- Space Junk and Environmental Ethics
- Medical Ethics for Mirco-gravity
- Enhancing Astronauts: The Ethical, Legal & Social Implications
- Animal Astronauts: On the Ethics of Animal Research
- Houston, We Have a Problem: Risk Thresholds
- HAL9000: Artificial Intelligence & Space Robotics
- Autonomous Spacecraft: Ethical by Design?
- Collective Responsibility for Armageddon
- The Decline of the U.S. Space Program: Power, Technology and
- Space Law & Morality: Rethinking the Geneva Conventions

 *Submission Guidelines & Notes:*

1. Submission deadline for abstracts (200-500 words) and CV(s): September
15, 2013.

2. In principle agreement has been struck with Rowman & Littlefield
International. All abstracts will be reviewed by the editor and those
selected for inclusion will be forwarded to anonymous reviewers appointed
by the publisher with a view to contracting the project.

3. Tentative submission deadline for drafts of accepted papers (5000-7000
words): July, 2014.

4.  All submissions (in Word format) and inquiries should be directed to
Jai Galliott at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia via
jai.galliott at mq.edu.au
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