Sentientist Politics

Sentientist Politics – New Page!

We’ve created a new page about Sentientist Politics. Parties and movements that have a naturalistic or sentiocentric (non-human animal) focus. Maybe one day we’ll see both – sentientist parties and movements…

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Brain

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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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

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, 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 […]

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Happy Humanist

Is Humanism good enough?

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 […]

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