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Tony Milligan

Tony Milligan

Senior Researcher in Ethics with the Cosmological Visionaries project, King's College London
I work on ethics, with a specialism in otherness: other creatures, other places (Space in particular). Broadly, within an analytic tradition, but with a good deal of hybridity. Books: The Ethics of Political Dissent (London & NY: Routledge, 2021) [Forthcoming: Delivery August 2020]; Pravda v době populismu (Truth in a Time of Populism) (Prague: Filosophia, 2019); Astrobiology and Society in Europe (Heidelberg, London and New York: Springer, 2018), eds. Kapova, Persson, Milligan and Duner. White Paper produced by Working Group 5 of COST (Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action TD1308; The Ethics of Space Exploration, eds. Schwartz and Milligan (Heidelberg, London and New York: Springer, 2016); The Next Democracy? The Possibility of Popular Control (London: Roman and Littlefield, 2016); Animal Ethics: the Basics, (London and New York: Routledge, 2015). Translation Forthcoming: Latin American Spanish: Animal Ethics: The Basics (Ciudad de México: Editorial Trillas Sa De Cv, 2020); Nobody Owns the Moon: The Ethics of Space Exploitation (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2015); Love and its Objects, eds. Maurer, Milligan and Pacovska (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan: 2014); Civil Disobedience: Protest, Justification and the Law (London & New York: Bloomsbury, 2013). Indian market special edition released by Bloomsbury India in December 2017; Love (Durham: Acumen, 2011). (The e-version is now under Routledge imprint.) ;Beyond Animal Rights: Food, Pets and Ethics (London & New York: Continuum, 2010). Korean Translation: Beyond Animal Rights, (Seoul: Humanist Publishing Group, 2019).

Space Science Series

Welcome to the age of space scepticism – and a growing revolt against elites

Jun 06, 2024 11:32 am UTC| Business

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The soulmate: a brief history of the concept and its limitations

Feb 14, 2023 13:09 pm UTC| Insights & Views

One of the difficult things about working on the philosophy of love is that human relationships change, but our dominant images of love tend to remain the same. The stability of these images reassures us that love is...

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