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ABSTRACT: Surprisingly, the question "Is there Life in the Universe outside Earth?" has been raised, in rational terms, almost only in the western literature throughout the ages. In a first part I justify this statement. Then I try to develop an explanation of this fact by analyzing the different aspects of the notion of decentration.

To get the .PDF of the paper, click here.  The author presents an interesting question, Why does the question “Are We Alone?” exist only in “Western” culture?