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Confidence Levels or Degrees of Sentience?

Veit, Walter (2022) Confidence Levels or Degrees of Sentience? [Preprint]

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I applaud Crump et al. (2022) for improving upon previous guidelines for the assessment of pain in non-human species and the application of their framework towards decapod crustaceans. Rather than constituting a mere intermediate solution between the scientific difficulty of settling questions of animal consciousness and the need for a framework for the purposes of animal welfare legislation, I will argue that the longer lists of criteria for animal sentience should make us realize that animal sentience is a multi-dimensional phenomenon that must be studied with a plethora of methods in order to assess its diversity across the tree of life.


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Item Type: Preprint
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CreatorsEmailORCID
Veit, Walterwrwveit@gmail.com0000-0001-7701-8995
Keywords: animal sentience, animal pain, bioethics, animal ethics, pluralism, degrees of sentience
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Psychology > Evolutionary Psychology
Specific Sciences > Complex Systems
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Comparative Psychology and Ethology
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Consciousness
General Issues > Evidence
General Issues > Structure of Theories
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: Dr. Walter Veit
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2022 13:27
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2023 01:04
Item ID: 21284
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Psychology > Evolutionary Psychology
Specific Sciences > Complex Systems
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Comparative Psychology and Ethology
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Consciousness
General Issues > Evidence
General Issues > Structure of Theories
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21284

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