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“Marx for Cats” – Leigh Claire La Berge – Sentientism Ep:204

Leigh Claire La Berge is Professor in City University of New York‘s English Department. A Sentientism conversation about "what's real?", "who matters?" and "how to make a better world?"
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How to End Injustice Everywhere – Melanie Joy – Sentientism Ep:179

Melanie Joy is an award-winning author and psychologist. A Sentientism conversation about what's real, who matters and how to make a better world.
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Mainstreaming Sentientism into UK Worldviews & Religions Education…?

It's great to have Sentientism covered well in this new Worldviews and Religious Education teaching resource for the UK about non-religious worldviews. This feels like progress.
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“It just started to not make sense” ObjectivelyDan – Host of “Truth Wanted” Sentientism Episode 134

ObjectivelyDan is the host of the call-in show "Truth Wanted". A Sentientist conversation about "evidence, reason and compassion".
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“I agree wholeheartedly with Sentientism” – A.C. Grayling – Humanist Philosopher & Author – Sentientism Episode 132

A Sentientist conversation with philosopher A.C. Grayling about "what's real?", "who matters?" and "How can we make a better world?"
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Can Humanists and Atheists Break Free From Human Supremacism?

Sentientism, humanism and atheism (generally speaking) share a naturalistic worldview that uses evidence and reason to ground our beliefs and credences. But can humanism and atheism break free from human supremacism?
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“Compassion is a boundless capacity” – Lisa Kemmerer – Sentientism Episode 121

Lisa Kemmerer is an activist and academic who specialises in anymal & environmental ethics. Sentientism is "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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“As people who are harmed – how can we possibly perpetrate harm?” – LoriKim Alexander – Sentientism Episode 116

LoriKim is an activist, educator and non-profit organiser & founder. Sentientism is "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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“Humanism is just way too focused on one animal” – Philosopher Constantine Sandis – Sentientism Episode 103

Constantine Sandis is a philosopher and author. Sentientism is "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings". A Sentientist Conversation.
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“Wars start because someone gets annoyed.” – Richard Firth-Godbehere – History of Emotion – Sentientism Episode 98

Dr. Richard Firth-Godbehere is one of the world’s leading experts on disgust and emotions. A Sentientist Conversation on the Sentientism podcast.
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“Sentientism Salon” – online event – hosted by the American Ethical Union

Join Amy Halpern-Laff, Jamie Woodhouse, and Hugh Taft-Morales for an AEU Salon on Sentientism on February 16th at 8PM Eastern Standard Time.
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“Nobody likes hypocrisy but we’re all hypocrites” – Dr. Brian Earp – Sentientism Ep:84

Dr Brian Earp is Associate Director of the Yale-Hastings Program in Ethics & Health Policy & a Research Fellow at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford. This is our Sentientist Conversation.
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American Humanist Association Publishes Article on Sentientism

American Humanist Association Publishes Article on Sentientism
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Humanism will Evolve into Sentientism – Peter Tatchell – Sentientist Conversations ep:76

Peter Tatchell is an activist for human rights, democracy, LGBT+ freedom and global justice. In Sentientist Conversations we discuss what's real and what matters.
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Why Should We Care About The Environment?

Nearly everyone cares about the environment, even if most people still don’t care enough. As well as asking “do we care?” it’s also important to ask ourselves why we care about the environment. Our answers might determine its future and ours.
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Should Stoics be vegan? – philosopher Massimo Pigliucci – Sentientist Conversation ep: 75

Massimo is Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. In Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?”
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“We need to develop Mental Immunity against epidemics of nonsense” – Andy Norman – Sentientist Conversation

Andy Norman is the author of "Mental Immunity". In Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?”
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“Animal farming will end by the end of this century” – Jacy Reese Anthis

Jacy is a social scientist & co-founder of the Sentience Institute. His acclaimed book, The End of Animal Farming, analyzes the development & popularisation of food technologies such as plant-based & cultivated meat. In Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?”
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“There is no us and them” – Yasmine Mohammed – Ex-Muslim Activist – Sentientism Ep: 51

Yasmine is an ex-muslim rights activist, advocating primarily for the rights of women living within Islamic majority countries.
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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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“Freedom, equality & avoiding harm to others” – Psychologist Kristof Dhont – New Sentientist Conversation

Kristof is a social psychologist & senior lecturer at the university of Kent where he runs SHARKLab (Study of Human InterGroup & Animal Relations​). He is the author of "Why We Love & Exploit Animals".
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“Morality isn’t linked to religion” – Amy Wilson – Activist Lawyer – New Sentientist Conversation on Podcast and YouTube

Amy Wilson is an Animal, Human & Earth Rights Lawyer. She founded the Animal Law Reform & Animal Law Africa NGOs.
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“The Peppa Pig Paradox” – activist academic Lynda Korimboccus – New Sentientist Conversation on the Sentientism YouTube and Podcast

Lynda is an anthrozoologist, sociologist and philosopher who teaches sociology in Scottish Further Education. She is also a musician, songwriter, writer and artist. Lynda is Editor-in-Chief of the Student Journal of Vegan Sociology.
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“Sentientism captures everything – it’s future proof” – Michael Dello-Iacovo – New Sentientist Conversation on Sentientism YouTube and Podcast

Michael Dello-Iacovo is a space scientist, effective altruist, animal justice political candidate and host of the Morality is Hard podcast.
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“We can’t understand humans without recognising that we’re animals” – Dr. Diana Fleischman – New Sentientist Conversation

Dr. Diana Fleischman is an evolutionary psychologist & an author. In these Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?”
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“Maybe the point of being is to be loving” – Comedian Myq Kaplan – New Sentientism YouTube & Podcast episode

Comedian Myq Kaplan talks about his philosophical journey: Veganism, Judaism, Atheism, Buddhism and much more.
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An Introduction to Sentientism – on YouTube and podcast. “Talking to Humanists about other sentients”

An Introduction to Sentientism - on YouTube and podcast. Talking to Humanists about other sentients.
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“Vet training reduces empathy for animals” – Vet Kevin Saldanha – New Sentientist Conversation

Kevin is a vet, based in Ontario, Canada. He grew up in East Africa & Goa, India & then moved to Canada. He has held leadership roles, originally in Catholic community organisations &, more recently, Humanist community organisations. In these Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?”
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“A Fabulous Vegan Future!” – Jasmin Singer – New Sentientist Conversation

Jamie talks to author, activist, non-profit co-founder and podcast host, Jasmin Singer. Jasmin is the author of “The VegNews Guide to Being a Fabulous Vegan” and the memoir “Always Too Much and Never Enough“. She co-founded Our Hen House and co-hosts their podcast.We talk about growing up celebrating both Hannukah and Christmas, going vegetarian at 19 because it fit Jasmin’s cool New York image – then going vegan and instantly dedicating her life to animal advocacy. We also discuss the parallels between religious and carnist indoctrination, the intersection of different forms of oppression and the balance between institutional and personal social change.
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“As a Vet I Felt Helpless” – Vicky Bond, Humane League UK Managing Director – New Sentientist Conversations Video

Vicky is Managing Director of The Humane League UK. She trained as a vet and worked in the animal agriculture industry before leaving to focus on campaigning for non-human animals. In these Sentientist Conversations, we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” and “what matters?”
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“No victim, no problem!” – New Sentientist Conversation video with philosopher Floris van den Berg

In this video, Jamie talks to atheist, vegan, activist philosopher and author, Floris van den Berg. We discuss Floris’ “Eco-Humanism”, his new book “On Green Liberty“, as well as how he is “not a moral realist, not a moral relativist, but a moral universalist.”
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“We’ll look back on this era of humanity as barbaric” – New Sentientist Conversation video with campaigner CEO Naomi Smith

We discuss how Naomi’s personal philosophy has evolved, including her experience of religious sectarianism in Northern Ireland, being excluded from a religious education class and feeling a deep affinity for non-human animals from an early age.
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From Devout Pentecostalist Sunday School Teacher to Sentientist Academic and Author – John Adenitire – New Sentientist Conversations Video

John shares his story, from being a devout Pentecostalist Sunday School Teacher in Nigeria to being a Sentientist, atheist, vegan academic and author.
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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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Association of Black Humanists Discussion on Sentientism – New Video!

Presentation and discussion about Sentientism. Hosted by the Association of Black Humanists.
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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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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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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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Is Humanism good enough?

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 […]
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A Unifying Morality? How is Sentientism Different?

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 […]
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“I plant seeds for children… to think for themselves” Louisa Jane Smith of The Religious Education Podcast – Sentientism Ep:205

Louisa Jane Smith is host of The RE Podcast (religious education). A Sentientism conversation about "what's real?" and "who matters?"
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“I plant seeds for children… to think for themselves” Louisa Jane Smith of The Religious Education Podcast – Sentientism Ep:205

Louisa Jane Smith is host of The RE Podcast (religious education). A Sentientism conversation about "what's real?" and "who matters?"
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“Marx for Cats” – Leigh Claire La Berge – Sentientism Ep:204

Leigh Claire La Berge is Professor in City University of New York‘s English Department. A Sentientism conversation about "what's real?", "who matters?" and "how to make a better world?"
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Teaching the Sentientism Worldview – Webinar Recording (only 28 mins!)

YouTube and Podcast recordings of our "Teaching the Sentientism Worldview" webinar.
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