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Optimism about measuring animal feelings

Browning, Heather and Veit, Walter (2022) Optimism about measuring animal feelings. [Preprint]

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Abstract

In a recent article, Rowan et al. (2022) have expressed scepticism about our ability to accurately measure animal feelings. Here, we argue that evolutionary considerations about the functions of feelings might give us more reason for optimism, and outline a method for how this might be achieved.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Browning, Heatherheather.browning@anu.edu.au0000-0003-1554-7052
Veit, Walterwrwveit@gmail.com0000-0001-7701-8995
Keywords: animal sentience, animal feelings, measurement, consciousness, philosophy of science
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Comparative Psychology and Ethology
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Consciousness
General Issues > Ethical Issues
Depositing User: Dr. Walter Veit
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2022 14:58
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2023 00:55
Item ID: 21330
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Comparative Psychology and Ethology
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Consciousness
General Issues > Ethical Issues
Date: 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21330

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