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Joel Feinberg

Joel was a political and legal philosopher. He is known for his work in the fields of ethics, action theory, philosophy of law, and political philosophy as well as individual rights and the authority of the state. Feinberg is seen as one of the most influential figures in American jurisprudence.

He proposed an interest-based approach to non-human animal rights that saw interests as requiring mental states (hence sentience), implying a sentiocentric moral scope. He was an atheist and had a naturalistic worldview. He said “Conceptual clarity is neither more or less important for public policy than factual discovery. Each is vitally necessary and the two are mutually dependent.”

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“Reductionism is well-named. It reduces what you can do.” – Michael Levin – Sentientism Ep:199

Dr Michael Levin is a developmental and synthetic biologist at Tufts University. A Sentientism conversation about what's real, who matters and how to make a better future.
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“Reductionism is well-named. It reduces what you can do.” – Michael Levin – Sentientism Ep:199

Dr Michael Levin is a developmental and synthetic biologist at Tufts University. A Sentientism conversation about what's real, who matters and how to make a better future.
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“We need to imagine a different world” – Emilia Leese – author of Think Like A Vegan – Sentientism Ep:198

Emilia Leese is co-author of the book Think Like A Vegan and host of the Think Like a Vegan podcast. A Sentientism conversation.
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Hip Hop is Going Green – Keith Tucker – Sentientism Ep:197

Keith Tucker is Founder and Executive Director of Hip Hop is Green. A conversation about the Sentientism worldview's "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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