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"What if we saw ourselves as species diplomats?" - David Peña-Guzmán of Overthink - Sentientism Ep:187

David specializes in European philosophy, the history and philosophy of science and the philosophy of animal minds. A Sentientism conversation about what's real, who matters and how to make a better world.
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Should non-sentient agents matter too? - Philosopher Nicolas Delon - Sentientism Ep:159

Nicolas is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies at the New College of Florida. A conversation about Sentientism's "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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"A Philosophy for the Science of Animal Consciousness" - Walter Veit - Sentientism Ep:158

Walter Veit is an interdisciplinary scientist, philosopher and writer focusing on biology, minds and ethics. A conversation about his new book A Philosophy for the Science of Animal Consciousness".
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"Animal Liberation Now!" - Peter Singer - Sentientism Episode 156

Peter Singer is often referred to as the “world’s most influential living philosopher.” A conversation about Sentientism's "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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Dogs and pigs have meaningful lives! - Philosopher Michael Hauskeller - Sentientism Episode 155

Michael Hauskeller is head of philosophy at Liverpool University. A conversation about Sentientism's "evidence, reason & compassion for all sentient beings".
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"What is it like to be another animal?" Lori Marino - Sentientism Episode 137

Lori is Executive Director of The Kimmela Center and Founder & President of The Whale Sanctuary Project. A Sentientist Conversation about "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings"
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"We are reflective animals - which comes with responsibility" - Susana Monsó - Sentientism Episode: 113

Susana Monsó is assistant professor working on animal ethics & the philosophy of animal minds. Sentientism is "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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"Ought flows from sentience" - neuropsychologist & "Hidden Spring" author Mark Solms - Sentientism Episode:112

Mark is a psychoanalyst & neuropsychologist. Sentientism is "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings."
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"The world is going to get better for animals in our lifetime" - Species Podcast host Macken Murphy - Sentientism Episode 105

Macken is a writer & science educator. He hosts a weekly podcast about animals, Species, recommended by both Apple & the BBC’s Wildlife magazine. A Sentientist conversation.
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"Artificial Animals" - a fascinating essay by Claire L Evans referencing Sentientism

"Artificial Animals" - a fascinating essay by Claire L Evans referencing Sentientism
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"When I adopted a dog - my whole worldview shifted" - Aditya from Animal Ethics

Aditya is the wild animal suffering outreach coordinator for Animal Ethics. In Sentientist Conversations we talk about "what's real?" and "what matters?"
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"You cannot go wrong with compassion" - primatologist Frans de Waal - Sentientist Conversations

Frans is a primatologist and ethologist whose talks and books have been viewed and read by tens of millions of people. A Sentientist Conversation.
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Suffering matters even if we didn't cause it - Heather Browning - from Zookeeper to Philosopher

Heather is a scientist (zoology and biology), philosopher & a former zookeeper & animal welfare officer. She is now a researcher at the London School of Economics specialising in non-human animal sentience, welfare, & ethics.
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"Every individual matters" - Marc Bekoff - New Conversation on Sentientism YouTube and Podcast

Marc is professor emeritus of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has published 31 books, won many awards for his research on animal behavior, animal emotions, compassionate conservation, & animal protection, has worked closely with Jane Goodall, & is a former Guggenheim Fellow.
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Fish Sentience! Free, online talk for the Sentientist community - 19 Nov!

Maddy and Klara from The Humane League UK have kindly organised this free, online talk about fish sentience for the Sentientist community. Everyone is welcome to join though! Sign up […]
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"What if we saw ourselves as species diplomats?" - David Peña-Guzmán of Overthink - Sentientism Ep:187

David specializes in European philosophy, the history and philosophy of science and the philosophy of animal minds. A Sentientism conversation about what's real, who matters and how to make a better world.
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"What if we saw ourselves as species diplomats?" - David Peña-Guzmán of Overthink - Sentientism Ep:187

David specializes in European philosophy, the history and philosophy of science and the philosophy of animal minds. A Sentientism conversation about what's real, who matters and how to make a better world.
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Could animal farming be good for the animals?

Episode 186 of the Sentientism podcast (Apple link here) is a bonus cross-post of my discussion with Nick Pendergrast, co-host of 3CR's Freedom of Species radio show and podcast, about "the logic of the larder" - an argument that animal farming could be a good thing for farmed animals.
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"If you combine rationality and compassion you have the essence" - Jonathan Leighton of OPIS - Sentientism Ep:185

Jonathan is Executive Director of OPIS (Organisation for the Prevention of Intense Suffering). A Sentientism conversation about "what's real?" "who matters?" and "how can we make a better world?"
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