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The Resource The end of the world : the science and ethics of human extinction, John Leslie

The end of the world : the science and ethics of human extinction, John Leslie

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The end of the world : the science and ethics of human extinction
Title
The end of the world
Title remainder
the science and ethics of human extinction
Statement of responsibility
John Leslie
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Nuclear war, holes in the ozone layer, disease, genetic engineering, asteroids and supernovas - any of these may bring human history to an end. But are we in imminent danger of extinction? John Leslie assesses the risks facing the human race and concludes: yes, we probably are. Leslie pays particular attention to the 'doomsday argument'. This argument, arising from the undeniable fact that we are a very young species, substantially increases the likelihood of our extinction
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DLC
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1940-
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Leslie, John
Illustrations
illustrations
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • End of the world (Astronomy)
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Nature
  • End of the world
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Nature
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The end of the world : the science and ethics of human extinction, John Leslie
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-305) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the risk of extinction -- War, pollution, disease -- Other dangers -- Judging the risks -- Why prolong human history? -- The doomsday argument -- Testing the argument -- Prisoner's dilemma and nuclear revenge
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 310 p
Isbn
9780415184472
Lccn
95038891 //r97
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill
Label
The end of the world : the science and ethics of human extinction, John Leslie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the risk of extinction -- War, pollution, disease -- Other dangers -- Judging the risks -- Why prolong human history? -- The doomsday argument -- Testing the argument -- Prisoner's dilemma and nuclear revenge
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 310 p
Isbn
9780415184472
Lccn
95038891 //r97
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill

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