Does biology provide good reasons to cut phylogeny sharply between sentient and non-sentient organisms?
Organização:  UNED - Madrid
UNED, Madrid
08 / 02 / 2024

In this talk, I shall try to identify what kinds of empirical evidence and theoretical considerations should be used to support specific hypotheses concerning the evolutionary origin of sentience. This is a demanding endeavour, as various phylogenetic, cognitive and behavioural lines of evidence and criteria are required to make sense of sentience ascription hypotheses. The solution seems to require a philosophical axe of some kind.

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