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A Pragmatist Perspective on Human Migration to Mars

Hillas, Bradley Michael (2020) A Pragmatist Perspective on Human Migration to Mars.

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Abstract:This thesis argues that a morally justifiable case can be made for human migration to Mars if a pragmatist perspective is adopted. Pragmatism can make a valuable contribution by drawing our attention to the moral vocabularies at work in the debate. In addition, following John Dewey, approaching our ethics as democratic and experimental inquiry means that we focus on consequences rather than abstract philosophical principles. A democratic approach makes us better able to address the inherent injustices of Mars migration and thereby make a morally justifiable case.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:08 philosophy
Programme:Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society MSc (60024)
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