The other minds problem: animal sentience and cognition

This event will take place 26 June 2018, 8:00 AM – 6 July 2018, 10:00 PM.
Montréal, Québec, Canada

26 June 2018, 8:00 AM
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6 July 2018, 10:00 PM
Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Overview. Since Descartes, philosophers know that there is no way to know for sure what — or whether — others feel (not even if they tell you). Science, however, is not about certainty but about probability and evidence. The 7.5 billion members of the human species can tell us what they are feeling. But there are 9 million other species on the planet, from microbes to mammals, with which humans share biological and cognitive ancestry, but not one other species can speak: Which of them can feel — and what do they feel? Their human spokespersons — the comparative psychologists, ethologists, evolutionists, and cognitive neurobiologists who are the world’s leading experts in “mind-reading" other species -- will provide a sweeping panorama of what it feels like to be an elephant, ape, whale, cow, pig, dog, chicken, mouse, fish, lizard, lobster, snail: This growing body of facts about nonhuman sentience has profound implications not only for our understanding of human cognition, but for our treatment of other sentient species.
Key words :
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Cognition
Animal
Sentience
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Animal Cognition
Animal sentience
The other minds problem
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The other minds problem: animal sentience and cognition

Event Starts: 26 June 2018, 8:00 AM
Event Ends: 6 July 2018, 10:00 PM

Event Location:
Université du Québec à Montréal
320, rue Sainte Catherine Est
Montréal , Québec H2X1L7
Canada