Paul Shapiro

“Let’s end humanity’s war on the rest of the planet” – Better Meat CEO & Animal Rights Hall of Famer Paul Shapiro – New Sentientist Conversation

In this video, Jamie talks to Better Meat CEO, Animal Rights Hall of Famer, TED talker, Business for Good podcast host and Clean Meat author, Paul Shapiro.We talk about Paul’s animal advocacy journey (he co-founded Compassion over Killing, now Animal Outlook, while still at school) and the potential for new technologies to render animal farming obselete.

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Joe Wills

Sentientist Conversations: Dr. Joe Wills

In this Sentientist Conversation I talk to Law and Rights Lecturer and Author, Dr. Joe Wills. We talk about what’s real and what matters morally.

“We have a golden opportunity to re-imagine our relationships with non-human animals.”

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Future Based

Podcast Alert: Future Based!

Annika van den Born from Future Based and I discuss how naturalism and sentiocentrism come together in Sentientism. We discuss how “higher power” systems of thinking tend to warp compassionate ethics. We talk about the risks of environmental movements extending their moral circles too far (biocentrism, ecocentrism or holism) while often ignoring sentient non-human animals. We also talk about what a Sentientist utopia might look and how we might move towards it.

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AJ Jacobs

Sentientist Conversations: Bestselling Author AJ Jacobs

New York Times bestselling (4 times!) author and journalist AJ Jacobs experiments on himself to help us all learn. In this Sentientist Conversation he talks with Jamie about what he believes, what matters morally, and how his writing projects link to Sentientism’s tenets of evidence, reason and universal compassion.

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Bridge Jamie Woodhouse

The Bridge

I loved this conversation with fellow Sentientist John Lamberton on his pod/vidcast the Bridge. Most of our discussion is about my personal views so “many Sentientists will disagree”…

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The Humane League

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 here… https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-humane-league-uk-x-sentientist-community-fascinating-world-of-fish-tickets-126377250759 In this talk for the Sentientist Community, Maddy Dawe, Campaigner at The Humane League UK, sheds new light on the matter of fish […]

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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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All Things Risk

New Sentientism PodCast Episode – All Things Risk

I had a great conversation about Sentientism with Ben Cattaneo of the All Things Risk podcast. You can listen to the episode on the All Things Risk website, via Apple, Soundcloud or all the usual platforms. The All Things Risk podcast explores the themes of risk, uncertainty and resilience in every aspect of life. Have a look a some of their other episodes and […]

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Eyes

Help us build our FAQ!

We’ve started a FAQ for Sentientism using some initial question suggested by members of our FaceBook group.

I’d love any feedback – whether new questions, better answers or both.

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Association of Black Humanists

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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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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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 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 […]

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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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