The great taboo of our time. A special case in cultural theory.
Are we afraid of all that is alien to us? Philosophers and sociologists have discussed this question extensively in relation to the clash of cultures. However, no one has applied it so far to the possibility of extraterrestrial visitors. And yet such an inquiry appears perfectly reasonable: there are to the best of our knowledge millions of habitable planets in our galaxy; each year millions of dollars are spent on looking for signs of intelligent life in outer space. More ...
Title: Extraterrestrials. The great taboo of our time. A special case in cultural theory.
Format: mobi, EPUB, PDF (Amazon: mobi only)
Author: Bernhard Pröschold
Translator: Kathleen Cross
Pages: 158 (PDF version)
Price: €1.99 (Amazon: $3.68)
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