“The ethical-theological turn on the inquiry about sense and limits of human life”
The question about the existence of extra-terrestrial life is in itself an inquiry about the limits and the sense of the concept of life, but specially, about ‘human life’. Prima facie we can assert that human life is terrestrial, while there is something else that, that as it isn’t terrestrial, it can’t be called as properly ‘human’. As it follows, the concept of human life has a topological character that locates it within the limits of earth. However, as it is obviously that earth is habited not only by human beings, it is not enough to characterise the concept of ‘human life’ by appealing to our membership to that topos called earth.
Inasmuch as I’m focusing in the relation between the concept of human life, ethics, theology and the philosophical implications of ideas such as the existence of extra-terrestrial life, I would discuss the liminal conditions of human life, theological understandings of life, as well as the theological and ethical implications of the idea of extra-terrestrial life.