Research/About

I work mainly on the philosophy and ethics of space exploration and policy.  I am the author of The Value of Science in Space Exploration (Oxford University Press, 2020), wherein I construct a philosophically-informed account of the value of scientific understanding, and in which I apply this value to several policy discussions, including: planetary protection; space resource exploitation; and space settlement.  My approach to these topics draws not only from ethics, but from epistemology, philosophy of science, and social and political philosophy.  I am also the editor (with Tony Milligan) of The Ethics of Space Exploration (Springer 2016).

You can visit my Academia.edu page as well as my Researchgate.net page to see my publications and my works in progress.

Photo Credit: Cheryl K. Miller
Email: james[dot]schwartz[at]wichita[dot]edu