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 first article on Sentientism was published in Areo. As a reminder, Sentientism is an ethical philosophy or worldview 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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 we now have a Sentientism community there. This isn’t just for people who consider themselves “writers” – it’s for anyone with an opinion or a […]
Too few researchers, thinkers and writers have focused on the links between atheism and animal ethics. The video below and this Vegan Warrior Princesses Attack! podcast episode summarise the thinking of Kim Socha, author of “Animal Liberation and Atheism“.
In March 2019 I was interviewed by Beornn McCarthy of Open For Animals about sentientism. You can read the interview here. Let me know what you think.