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Month: May 2020

Kialo Debate: Sentientism is the Optimal Universal Worldview

Join the Kialo debate about whether "Sentientism is the Optimal Universal Worldview"
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Free Zoom talk on Sentientism

The Association of Black Humanists have kindly invited me (Jamie) to talk and take questions about Sentientism at their regular MeetUp today. Click here to sign up: https://www.meetup.com/Association-of-Black-Humanists/events/270657284/
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Humanism needs an upgrade: Is Sentientism the philosophy that could save the world?

There is a little-known philosophy, well-founded in reality, that provides a sound basis for compassionate ethics and which will eventually become our predominant way of thinking. That’s partly because adopting this philosophy will give us the best chance of addressing the world’s problems, from the climate change crisis to the impact of artificial general intelligence. That philosophy is Sentientism.
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Beyond Species Interview

A fascinating Beyond Species podcast conversation focused on Sentientism and animal advocacy. We talked about how anti-speciesists and vegans generally are sentientist, in that they grant meaningful moral consideration to all sentient beings.
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Dilemma HangOut – Conversation with Jay Shapiro

A wide ranging "Dilemma Hangout" conversation covering many aspects of Sentientism and its potential implications. Jay signs up as a Sentientist towards the end – although he probably was at the beginning too. He might even appear on our "Wall of Sentientists" soon.
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Video! – New page and a 3 hour discussion about Sentientism

There’s a new page for videos about sentientism here – featuring our nearly 3 hour, wide-ranging conversation with Jay Shapiro. You can tell he’s a professional film-maker because he managed […]
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Sentientism – Raising Awareness

If you think sentientism is important and would like to help raise awareness of the idea – here are some suggestions of things you can do to help. This list focuses on tactical awareness raising. We’ll add more to our “How” page about the existing and maybe new campaigns that align with Sentientism. Why not come and join one of our community groups and join or start a conversation about what more we can do.
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Universal Declaration of Sentient Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was a milestone in moral and political thinking and remains an influential reference today. Given Sentientism extends moral consideration to all sentient beings, […]
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Is Humanism good enough?

I’ve had some great conversations since my first article on Sentientism was published in Areo.  As a reminder, Sentientism is an ethical philosophy or worldview that applies evidence and reason […]
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A Unifying Morality? How is Sentientism Different?

Sentientism is a worldview that commits to using evidence and reason and extends moral consideration to all sentient beings. What I want to do in the article below is to compare Sentientism with […]
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In a Sentientist World – What Disappears?

Sentientism is a worldview that commits to using evidence, applying reason and granting degrees of moral consideration to all sentient beings. While it is a simple philosophy, Sentientism has far reaching implications. Read on!
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Letter.wiki – a new Sentientism Community

Letter.wiki is bringing letter writing into the digital age. It’s a platform for thoughtful, public, two-way conversations without the noise and distractions of social media. Thanks to the Letter team […]
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Latest work

Zoe Weil

“The Solutionary Way… we can’t wait!” – Zoe Weil ‪- Sentientism Ep:201

Zoe Weil is the co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE). A Sentientism conversation about what's real, who matters and how to make a better world.
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“The Solutionary Way… we can’t wait!” – Zoe Weil ‪- Sentientism Ep:201

Zoe Weil is the co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE). A Sentientism conversation about what's real, who matters and how to make a better world.
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Cheese Challenge & Pescetarian Paradox – Psychology Researchers Maja Cullen, Devon Docherty, Carol Jasper – Sentientism Ep:200

Devon Docherty, Carol Jasper and Maja Cullen are psychology researchers from the University of Stirling. A Sentientism conversation about what's real, who matters and how to make a better world.
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“Reductionism is well-named. It reduces what you can do.” – Michael Levin – Sentientism Ep:199

Dr Michael Levin is a developmental and synthetic biologist at Tufts University. A Sentientism conversation about what's real, who matters and how to make a better future.
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