Philosophy of Mind and Metaphysics for Interstellar Message Composition

Pećnjak, Davor and Markalaus, Kristina (2014) Philosophy of Mind and Metaphysics for Interstellar Message Composition. In: Ivan Kordić (ed.) Actuality of the Past. Institut za filozofiju, pp. 187-198. ISBN 978-953-7137-23-6

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Interstellar message composition is an interdisciplinary area of research gathering together various disciplines such as astronomy, biology, exobiology, psychology, philosophy, linguistics, information theory, computer science, engineering. The main question is how to compose a message which would potentially be decipherable by the possible intelligent extraterrestrial species and which would convey some information about our species – homo sapiens sapiens. The main leader of the project is the SETI Institute1 . We would like to examine a few philosophical aspects of this research, so this article consists of two, somewhat different, parts. In part one we press some questions concerning the interstellar message composition and possible communication with intelligent extraterrestrial species2 and in part two we look briefly on the question how the universe is structured and what implications that could have for the possible existence of (intelligent) extraterrestrial species.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Depositing User: Institut za filozofiju
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2018 08:33
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2018 08:33

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