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  1. Lisa Bortolotti & John Harris (2005). Stem Cell Research, Personhood and Sentience. Reproductive Biomedicine Online 10:68-75.score: 24.0
    In this paper the permissibility of stem cell research on early human embryos is defended. It is argued that, in order to have moral status, an individual must have an interest in its own wellbeing. Sentience is a prerequisite for having an interest in avoiding pain, and personhood is a prerequisite for having an interest in the continuation of one's own existence. Early human embryos are not sentient and therefore they are not recipients of direct moral consideration. Early human (...)
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  2. Mohan P. Matthen (2004). Features, Places, and Things: Reflections on Austen Clark's Theory of Sentience. Philosophical Psychology 17 (4):497-518.score: 24.0
    The paper argues that material objects are the primary referents of visual states -- not places, as Austen Clark would have it in his A Theory of Sentience.
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  3. Austen Clark (2000). A Theory of Sentience. New York: Oxford University Press.score: 21.0
    Austen Clark offers a general account of the forms of mental representation that we call "sensory." Drawing on the findings of current neuroscience, Clark defends the hypothesis that the various modalities of sensation share a generic form that he calls "feature-placing." Sensing proceeds by picking out place-times in or around the body of the sentient organism, and characterizing qualities (features) that appear at those place-times. The hypothesis casts light on many other troublesome phenomena, including the varieties of illusion, the problem (...)
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  4. G. Berger (1987). On the Structure of Visual Sentience. Synthese 71 (June):355-70.score: 21.0
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  5. Joseph Levine (2004). Thoughts on Sensory Representation: A Commentary on Austen Clark's a Theory of Sentience. Philosophical Psychology 17 (4):541-551.score: 21.0
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  6. Wallace I. Matson (1976). Sentience. University of California Press.score: 21.0
    1 Strange words to come from the father of materialism, a philosophy that might be self-evidently true if only there were no people. ...
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  7. Robert Kirk (1986). Sentience, Causation and Some Robots. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 64 (September):308-21.score: 21.0
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  8. R. J. Hirst (1966). Sentience and Mr Myers. Mind 75 (January):122-124.score: 21.0
  9. Andrew Linzey (2004). 'The Powers That Be': Mechanisms That Prevent Us Recognising Animal Sentience. Essays in Philosophy 5 (2):1-15.score: 21.0
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  10. John Pickering (ed.) (1990). From Sentience To Symbols. Buffalo: University of Toronto Press.score: 21.0
  11. David J. Cole, Sense and Sentience.score: 18.0
    Surely one of the most interesting problems in the study of mind concerns the nature of sentience. How is it that there are sensations, rather than merely sensings? What is it like to be a bat -- or why is it like anything at all? Why aren't we automata or responding but unfeeling Zombies? How does neural activity give rise to subjective experience? As Leibniz put the problem (Monadology section 17):
    _It must be confessed, however, that Perception_ [consciousness?]_, (...)
    _anything to explain Perception._ [Montgomery trans.]. (shrink)
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  12. Frederik Kaufman (1994). Machines, Sentience, and the Scope of Morality. Environmental Ethics 16 (1):57-70.score: 18.0
    Environmental philosophers are often concerned to show that non-sentient things, such as plants or ecosystems, have interests and therefore are appropriate objects of moral concern. They deny that mentality is a necessary condition for having interests. Yet they also deny that they are committed to recognizing interests in things like machines. I argue that either machines have interests (and hence moral standing) too or mentality is a necessary condition for inclusion within the purview of morality. I go on to argue (...)
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  13. Brian P. Keane (2008). On Representing Objects with a Language of Sentience. Philosophical Psychology 21 (1):113 – 127.score: 18.0
    In his book A Theory of Sentience, Austen Clark argues that the content of sensory representations can be expressed as sentences constructed from a language of sentience. Such sentences specify that a determinate feature obtains in a particular space-time region, but the language's limited vocabulary prohibits the sentences from referring or attributing features to objects. In this paper, I show that this view is flawed in at least two ways. First, if sensation has the capacities that Clark and (...)
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  14. Patrick Holden (2006). Respecting Animal Sentience in Organic Farming. In Jacky Turner & Joyce D'Silva (eds.), Animals, Ethics, and Trade: The Challenge of Animal Sentience. Earthscan. 175.score: 18.0
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  15. Louis-Jacques van Bogaert (2004). Sentience and Moral Standing. South African Journal of Philosophy 23 (3):292-301.score: 18.0
    This article deals with the concept of sentience, and more specifically with the argument from sentience as it is used by utilitarians in the abortion debate and in the advocacy of animal rights. It is argued that sentience is more than feeling pleasure and pain (with empha sis on pain), and that pain is an inborn protection required to fit into the world rather than the substance of evil. S. Afr. J. Philos. Vol.23(3) 2004: 292-301.
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  16. Andrew Linzey (2006). What Prevents Us From Recognizing Animal Sentience? In Jacky Turner & Joyce D'Silva (eds.), Animals, Ethics, and Trade: The Challenge of Animal Sentience. Earthscan. 68.score: 18.0
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  17. Robert Kirk (1974). Sentience and Behaviour. Mind 81 (January):43-60.score: 15.0
  18. Susanna Siegel (2002). Review of A Theory of Sentience, by Austen Clark. [REVIEW] Philosophical Review 111 (1).score: 15.0
    First, what it is for a sentient being to sense is for it to employ two distinct capacities: one for representing places-at-times; the other for representing "features" (60, cf. 70). Exercised together, the result is akin to feature-placing, which brings us to the second thesis: what sensory systems represent is that features are instantiated at place-times. Accordingly, sensory systems do not, for instance, attribute properties to objects, such as trees, tables, bodies, or persons (163).
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  19. Stephen J. Noren (1973). Materialism, Sentience and Ontology. Metaphilosophy 4 (January):47-53.score: 15.0
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  20. Moreland Perkins (1971). Sentience. Journal of Philosophy 68 (June):329-37.score: 15.0
  21. Cecilia Wee (2005). Animal Sentience and Descartes's Dualism: Exploring the Implications of Baker and Morris's Views. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 13 (4):611 – 626.score: 15.0
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  22. Gregory McCulloch (2002). A Theory of Sentience by Austen Clark, Oxford University Press, 2000. IX+288pp., £40 Cloth. [REVIEW] Philosophy 77 (1):125-141.score: 15.0
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  23. S. Siegel (2002). A Theory of Sentience. Philosophical Review 111 (1):135-138.score: 15.0
  24. Peter Singer, Sense and Sentience the Guardian , August 21, 1999.score: 15.0
    This is exciting medical researchers because it means that, at least in theory, the cells from an early embryo could eliminate the need for organ transplants entirely, cure leukaemia, enable people with diabetes to manufacture insulin, treat Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease, and repair the nerve systems of quadriplegics. Though these prospects are still far from realisation, results achieved by Oliver Brustle at the University of Bonn Medical Centre have brought them a step closer. In an article published in Science on (...)
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  25. Peter Singer, Sense and Sentience.score: 15.0
    When a human embryo consists of not more than 64 cells, its cells are, like a young dog, able to learn new tricks. If injected into a diseased kidney, they take on many of the properties of ordinary kidney cells, and may help the kidney to perform its normal function. This seems to hold for any organ, even any kind of cell.
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  26. David E. Soles (1985). Sumner on Abortion: Sentience and Moral Standing. Dialogue 24 (04):683-.score: 15.0
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  27. Norman Swartz (1975). Emergence and Materialist Theories of Sentience. World Futures 14 (3):241-267.score: 15.0
    CONTEMPORARY MATERIALIST theories of mind, viz. Causal Correspondence and Identity, are usually contrasted with several alleged historical competitors: Parallelism; Epiphenomenalism; Dual-aspect; and Emergence. What I shall here attempt to argue is that this last-mentioned theory, Emergence, is no competitor at all, but rather is a natural supplement to a materialist theory. I shall try to argue that there is a good case for saying that if, in particular, sensation-states are caused by or are identical to brain-states, then they are caused (...)
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  28. José Luis Bermúdez (2002). Review: A Theory of Sentience. [REVIEW] Mind 111 (443):653-657.score: 15.0
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  29. Kathrine Elizabeth Lorena Johansson (2012). On Extended Sentience and Cross-Cultural Communication and How to Generate New Narratives of the Human Subject. Technoetic Arts 10 (2):269-275.score: 15.0
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  30. Robert C. Jones (2013). Science, Sentience, and Animal Welfare. Biology and Philosophy 28 (1):1-30.score: 15.0
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  31. Murray Shanahan (forthcoming). Review of "Consciousness and Robot Sentience" by Pentti Haikonen. [REVIEW] .score: 15.0
    Murray Shanahan, Int. J. Mach. Conscious., 06, 63 (2014). DOI: 10.1142/S1793843014400101.
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  32. Ron Chrisley (forthcoming). Appearances Can Be Deceiving: Critical Notice of Consciousness and Robot Sentience. .score: 15.0
    Ron Chrisley, Int. J. Mach. Conscious., 06, 13 (2014). DOI: 10.1142/S1793843014400034.
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  33. Jenny Teichman (1977). Sentience By Wallace Matson Berkeley: University of California Press, 1976, Ix + 190 Pp., £7.15. [REVIEW] Philosophy 52 (202):495-.score: 15.0
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  34. J. L. Bermudez (2002). Review: A Theory of Sentience. [REVIEW] Mind 111 (443):653-657.score: 15.0
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  35. Alain Ducharme (2014). Aristotle's Mark of Sentience. Apeiron 47 (3):293-309.score: 15.0
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  36. Joseph Margolis (1972). Transitive and Intransitive Modes of Sentience. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 32 (4):478-487.score: 15.0
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  37. Shigeo Nagaoka (1996). Which Beings Deserve Ethical Consideration? – From the Sentience Criterion to the Life Criterion. Utilitas 8 (02):191-.score: 15.0
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  38. Meredith Williams (2002). A Theory of Sentience. International Philosophical Quarterly 42 (1):113-114.score: 15.0
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  39. D. C. Dennett (1977). Sentience. International Studies in Philosophy 9:182-183.score: 15.0
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  40. Eva Hudlicka (forthcoming). Book Review: Consciousness and Robot Sentience by Pentti Olavi Antero Haikonen. [REVIEW] .score: 15.0
    Eva Hudlicka, Int. J. Mach. Conscious., 06, 29 (2014). DOI: 10.1142/S1793843014400058.
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  41. Gerald E. Myers (1963). Perception and the Sentience Hypothesis. Mind 72 (January):111-120.score: 15.0
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  42. Austen Clark, Thoughts on Sensory Representation: A Commentary on S a Theory of Sentience Joseph Levine.score: 15.0
    1. Clark’s book is a detailed study of the nature of sensory representation. It is highly informed by empirical results in the psychology of perception, and philosophically rich and significant. I admire the book and learned a great deal from reading it. As it covers a wide range of topics, and as I have no overarching critique to present, in this commentary I will briefly address three issues that come up in the book: Clark’s relational type-identity thesis for sensory qualities, (...)
     
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  43. Pentti O. Haikonen (forthcoming). Consciousness and Robot Sentience: A Response to My Reviewers. .score: 15.0
    Pentti O. Haikonen, Int. J. Mach. Conscious., 06, 71 (2014). DOI: 10.1142/S1793843014400125.
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  44. Bonnie Steinbock (2011). Fetal Sentience and Women's Rights. Hastings Center Report 41 (6):49-49.score: 15.0
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  45. Jacky Turner & Joyce D'Silva (eds.) (2006). Animals, Ethics, and Trade: The Challenge of Animal Sentience. Earthscan.score: 15.0
    can be adapted and adopted by developing countries. IFC sees this as being an area where we may be able to benchmark and promote positive change. ● The force of global trade initiatives also influences animal welfare.
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  46. José Luis Bermúdez (2002). A Theory of Sentience. Mind 111 (443):653-657.score: 15.0
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  47. N. F. Bunnin (1978). Sentience. Philosophical Books 19 (2):85-87.score: 15.0
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  48. Austen Clar (ed.) (2000). A Theory of Sentience. Oxford University Press.score: 15.0
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  49. N. Ann Davis (1994). Interests and Sentience. Hastings Center Report 24 (6):36-37.score: 15.0
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