Join the Kialo debate about whether “Sentientism is the Optimal Universal Worldview”
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/
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.
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.
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.
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 to make himself look much more youthful than me. I’d love to know what you think. If you’d like to make some videos about sentientism […]
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.
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, not just humans, shouldn’t we consider extending the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? As a thought experiment, I’ve set out some thoughts on what a […]
I’ve had some great conversations since my article on sentientism was published in Areo. As a reminder, sentientism is an ethical philosophy that applies evidence and reason and extends moral consideration to all sentient beings. Sentient beings have the ability to experience things – suffering or flourishing. They include humans, non-human animals and potentially even […]
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 some related philosophies and movements. Hopefully that will help clarify what Sentientism is and why I think it’s valuable and distinctive. The following graphics try to summarise […]