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The Extraterrestrial Life Debate, Antiquity to 1915: A Source Book

 
 
 
 
The Extraterrestrial Life Debate, Antiquity to 1915: A Source Book
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780268023683
ISBN 10: 268023689
Edition: 1st
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication Date: 2008-10-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 576
List Price: $39.00
 
 

This book presents key documents from the pre-1915 history of the extraterrestrial life debate. Introductions and commentaries accompany each source document, some of which are published here for the first time or in a new translation. Authors included are Aristotle, Lucretius, Aquinas, Galileo, Kepler, Pascal, Fontenelle, Huygens, Newton, Pope, Voltaire, Kant, Herschel, Paine, Chalmers, Whewell, Darwin, Wallace, Dostoevsky, Lowell, and Antoniadi, among others.

About the Author:
Michael J. Crowe is the Rev. John J. Cavanaugh Professor Emeritus in Humanities in the Program of Liberal Studies and Graduate Program in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Notre Dame