Do Rocks Have Rights?

  • James Allen Dator
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Space Development book series (BRIEFSSPACE)


Jacques Arnold has an interesting job within CNES, the French space agency. He has been a Space Ethicist with them since 1998. His job is to talk with people working at CNES about the ethical implications of their work. He does not believe that ethics is a matter of a set of rules of behavior that must be followed and enforced, but rather a way of thinking and acting reflectively and responsibly in everything one does. He helps people think through the ethical consequences of their work in many dimensions, perhaps leading them sometimes to do things differently from the way they otherwise might have done them.


Future Generation Space Activity Golden Rule Ethical Implication Present Generation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Allen Dator
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  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaHonoluluUSA

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