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The role of neuroscience in precise, precautionary, and probabilistic accounts of sentience

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Given that there is currently no consensus as to exactly which animals are sentient, how should we make moral decisions when we are uncertain as to which of the animals influenced by that decision are sentient? And how relevant is evidence from the neurosciences for making these decisions? In this chapter, I outline three different approaches toward incorporating uncertainty about sentience into moral decision-making: what I call precise, precautionary, and probabilistic approaches to sentien...

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10.1007/978-3-030-31011-0

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
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Philosophy Faculty
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Pages:
221-233
Series:
Advances in Neuroethics
Host title:
Neuroethics and Nonhuman Animals
Publication date:
2020-03-07
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2522-5677
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1023162
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9783030310103
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English
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2019-06-27

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