Dr Tony Milligan is guest editing a forthcoming Special Section of Space Policy on space ethics: watch this ‘space’!
Available for pre-order now, out in December 2014:
“Nobody Owns the Moon: The Ethics of Space Exploration” by Tony Milligan
Mcfarland & Co Inc Pub
From Academica.edu here: An exploration of emerging ethical issues relating to human activity in space, ranging from space tourism, terraforming, space mining and the duty to extend human life, through to planetary seeding and generation ships. At the heart of the text is the view that space ethics is fundamentally dilemmatic. It is a region of discourse where rival and salient considerations claim our attention rather than a region of discourse which can be driven by any single consideration such as human survival or backing-up the biosphere. (Important though both of these may be.)