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Christof Koch and IIT – “Consciousness is not a computation… it’s a state of being” – Sentientism Ep:181

Christof Koch is a neurophysiologist and computational neuroscientist best known for his work on the neural basis of consciousness and Integrated Information Theory. A Sentientism conversation about what's real, who matters, what is consciousness 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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“Religion is at the intersection of everything I care about” – YouTuber & Podcaster Emerson Green – Sentientism Episode 125

Emerson is the host of the Counter Apologetics & Walden Pod podcasts. 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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“A whole new relationship with non human animals that will blow people’s minds!” Jonina Turzi – Sentientist Conversations ep:78

Jonina is cofounder of Lancaster Farm Sanctuary, a doctor of physical therapy and a yoga educator. In Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” and “what matters?”
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“Are Panpsychism, Veganism and Sentientism Compatible?” – A Sentientist Conversation with Philosopher Luke Roelofs

Are panpsychism, veganism and sentientism compatible? A Sentientist Conversation about "what's real?" and "what matters?" with Luke Roelofs, philosopher of mind.
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“That’s moral progress – you have to interfere in things” – Philosopher Kyle Johannsen

A Sentientist Conversation about "what's real?" and "what matters?" with Kyle Johannsen, philosopher and author of "Wild Animal Ethics".
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“Factory farming is a complete disaster” – Financial Times Journalist Henry Mance

Henry Mance is the chief features writer for the Financial Times newspaper. He is the author of "How to Love Animals in a Human Shaped World."
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“We don’t need a god – we can do it ourselves” – Philosopher Richard Brown

Richard Brown is a philosopher at CUNY. In Sentientist Conversations we discuss "what's real?" and "what matters?" Sentientism is "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings."
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“Ending animal testing is a win-win for humans and animals” – Neurologist CEO Aysha Akhtar

Aysha is a neurologist, public health specialist & author. She is President & CEO of the Center for Contemporary Sciences.
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“Maybe moral systems are harmful! Like religion, they are used to divide us.” – Walter Veit – New Sentientist Conversation

Walter is an interdisciplinary scientist, philosopher & writer focusing on biology, minds & ethics. He publishes the ‘Science and Philosophy‘ series on Psychology Today and Medium.
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“There is suffering – end it!” – Actress Victoria Hogan – New Sentientist Conversation episode on YouTube and Podcast

Victoria is an actress, film producer, writer, voiceover artist and animal activist. In these Sentientist Conversations we discuss "whats real" and "what matters".
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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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“De-centring the human” – New Sentientist Conversation with Josh Gellers. Also Happy New Year!

In this video, Jamie talks to author and associate professor Josh Gellers. Josh’s work spans animal, environmental and artificial intelligence ethics and law. He is a research fellow with the Earth System Governance Project and is a Fulbright scholar. He is Author of “Rights for Robots”.We talk about growing up in a culturally Jewish household, non-human rights (animal, robot or otherwise) and how to take a pluralistic approach that “wades in the waters of other ways of knowing” without slipping into a relativism that excuses causing needless harm.
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“How can we do the most good for non-human animals?”- Jamie Harris – Animal Advocacy Careers co-founder & Sentience Institute Researcher – New Sentientist Conversation

Jamie is co-founder of and researcher at the non-profit Animal Advocacy Careers, a researcher at the Sentience Institute and host of the Sentience Institute Podcast.
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“Humans might one day need to beg AIs for our sentient rights” – AI expert Roman Yampolskiy – New Sentientist Conversation

Roman is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Louisville. He is known for his work on behavioral biometrics, the security of cyberworlds and artificial intelligence safety. He founded the field of intellectology - the analysis of the forms and limits of intelligence.
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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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“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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