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  1. added 2019-07-26
    Fish and Microchips: On Fish Pain and Multiple Realization.Matthias Michel - 2018 - Philosophical Studies 176 (9):2411-2428.
    Opponents to consciousness in fish argue that fish do not feel pain because they do not have a neocortex, which is a necessary condition for feeling pain. A common counter-argument appeals to the multiple realizability of pain: while a neocortex might be necessary for feeling pain in humans, pain might be realized differently in fish. This paper argues, first, that it is impossible to find a criterion allowing us to demarcate between plausible and implausible cases of multiple realization of pain (...)
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  2. added 2019-06-20
    How to Operationalise Consciousness.Glenn Carruthers, Sidney Carls-Diamante, Linus Huang, Melanie Rosen & Elizabeth Schier - forthcoming - Australian Journal of Psychology.
    Objective To review the way consciousness is operationalised in contemporary research, discuss strengths and weaknesses of current approaches and propose new measures. Method We first reviewed the literature pertaining to the phenomenal character of visual and self-consciousness as well as awareness of visual stimuli. We also reviewed more problematic cases of dreams and animal consciousness, specifically that of octopuses. Results Despite controversies, work in visual and self consciousness is highly developed and there are notable successes. Cases where experiences are not (...)
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  3. added 2019-06-06
    Daisie Radner and Michael Radner: Animal Consciousness. [REVIEW]Steven Nadler - 1991 - Environmental Ethics 13 (2):187-191.
  4. added 2019-06-04
    Animal Subjectivity : A Study Into Philosophy and Theory of Animal Experience.S. Lijmbach - unknown
    For many people, laypeople as well as animal scientists and philosophers, animal welfare involves animal feelings. Scientifically, however, animal feelings are problematic. In the concluding remarks of a conference about the welfare of domestic animals in 1994, for example, two questions for further research were proposed: What is the nature of feelings? and Why is it not possible to measure the occurrence of feelings in animals directly? This book intends to give a philosophical and scientific-theoretical answer to both questions. The (...)
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    Why Animals Matter: Animal Consciousness, Animal Welfare, and Human Well-Being by Marian Stamp Dawkins. [REVIEW]Adam Shriver - 2014 - Environmental Ethics 36 (2):253-254.
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    Animal Consciousness: How Can We Know? [REVIEW]Clive D. L. Wynne - 2005 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 9 (12):562-563.
  7. added 2019-05-17
    The Case for Animal Emotions: Modeling Neuropsychiatric Disorders.K. J. Sufka, M. Weldon & C. Allen - 2009 - In John Bickle (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Neuroscience. Oxford University Press. pp. 522--536.
  8. added 2019-05-13
    Anthropomorphism, Common Sense, and Animal Awareness.H. A. Herzog & S. Galvin - 1997 - In R. Mitchell, Nicholas S. Thompson & H. L. Miles (eds.), Anthropomorphism, Anecdotes, and Animals. Suny Press. pp. 237--53.
  9. added 2019-05-13
    Common Sense and the Mental Lives of Animals: An Empirical Approach.Harold A. Herzog & Shelley Galvin - 1997 - In R. Mitchell, Nicholas S. Thompson & H. L. Miles (eds.), Anthropomorphism, Anecdotes, and Animals. Suny Press. pp. 237--253.
  10. added 2019-05-13
    Animal Consciousness: What Matters and Why.C. Dennett Daniel - 1995 - Social Research 62 (3).
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    Daisie Radner and Michael Radner, Animal Consciousness Reviewed By.Michael Allen Fox - 1991 - Philosophy in Review 11 (6):410-411.
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  12. added 2019-04-29
    Less is Different. Discontinuity Between Animal and Human Consciousness.S. E. E. M. Lijmbach - unknown
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  13. added 2019-04-29
    The Animal Mind.C. Lloyd Morgan - 1931 - Philosophy 6 (23):392-394.
  14. added 2019-04-29
    Comparative Studies in the Psychology of Ants and of Higher Animals.Erich Wasmann - 1905
  15. added 2019-04-01
    Kristin Andrews: The Animal Mind: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Animal Cognition.Michele Merritt - 2016 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 15 (3):475-481.
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    Reflecting on Animal Consciousness.Laure Assayag - 2016 - Questions: Philosophy for Young People 16:5-6.
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    From Cognition to Consciousness: A Discussion About Learning, Reality Representation, and Decision Making.David Guez - 2010 - Biological Theory 5 (2):136-141.
    The scientific understanding of cognition and consciousness is currently hampered by the lack of rigorous and universally accepted definitions that permit comparative studies. This article proposes new functional and unambiguous definitions for cognition and consciousness in order to provide clearly defined boundaries within which general theories of cognition and consciousness may be developed. The proposed definitions are built upon the construction and manipulation of reality representation, decision making, and learning and are scoped in terms of an underlyinglogical structure. It is (...)
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    A Controversy About Animal Consciousness.Lisbeth Ellen Duncan-Lacoste - 2003 - Dissertation, University of Washington
    Descartes notoriously argued that non-human animals are unconscious automata, lacking both mentality and consciousness. Though Descartes's claim about animals has generally been viewed with scepticism, scientific opinion in the 20 th century tended to favor the Cartesian position with respect to animals, as exemplified by the long tenure of behaviorism. Today, despite the fact that behaviorism is no longer favored in science, Descartes's position is still far from dead. His views, and the controversy he started three hundred years ago, have (...)
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  19. added 2019-04-01
    Animal Minds: Beyond Cognition to Consciousness. [REVIEW]L. Kemmerer - 2001 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 22 (4):475-478.
    Donald R. Griffin has been compiling empirical evidence on animal cognition since the 1970s. His newest revised and expanded edition of Animal Minds: Beyond Cognition to Consciousness, includes extensive coverage of animal behavior. From tiny insects through crustaceans, fish, birds, and on to mammals, Griffin documents observed animal behavior with intent to shed light on the minds of diverse species.
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  20. added 2019-04-01
    A Lack Of Depth Review Of The Pinnacle Of Life: Consciousness And Self-Awareness In Humans And Animals By Derek Denton. [REVIEW]Matthew Elton - 1995 - PSYCHE: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research On Consciousness 2.
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    Daisie Radner and Michael Radner, Animal Consciousness. [REVIEW]Michael Fox - 1991 - Philosophy in Review 11:410-411.
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    The Animal Mind.Margaret Floy Washburn - 1908 - Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods 5 (17):467-469.
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    C. Lloyd Morgan, Animal Behaviour. [REVIEW]J. L. Mcintyre - 1901 - Mind 10:394.
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  24. added 2019-03-05
    Animal Consciousness.Pierre Le Neindre, Emilie Bernard, Alain Boissy, Xavier Boivin, Ludovic Calandreau, Nicolas Delon, Bertrand Deputte, Sonia Desmoulin-Canselier, Muriel Dunier, Nathan Faivre, Martin Giurfa, Jean-Luc Guichet, Léa Lansade, Raphaël Larrère, Pierre Mormède, Patrick Prunet, Benoist Schaal, Jacques Servière & Claudia Terlouw - 2017 - EFSA Supporting Publication 14 (4).
    After reviewing the literature on current knowledge about consciousness in humans, we present a state-of-the art discussion on consciousness and related key concepts in animals. Obviously much fewer publications are available on non-human species than on humans, most of them relating to laboratory or wild animal species, and only few to livestock species. Human consciousness is by definition subjective and private. Animal consciousness is usually assessed through behavioural performance. Behaviour involves a wide array of cognitive processes that have to be (...)
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  25. added 2018-09-28
    Edible Insects – Defining Knowledge Gaps in Biological and Ethical Considerations of Entomophagy.Isabella Pali-Schöll, Regina Binder, Yves Moens, Friedrich Polesny & Susana Monsó - forthcoming - Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition.
    While seeking novel food sources to feed the increasing population of the globe, several alternatives have been discussed, including algae, fungi or in vitro meat. The increasingly propagated usage of farmed insects for human nutrition raises issues regarding food safety, consumer information and animal protection. In line with law, insects like any other animals must not be reared or manipulated in a way that inflicts unnecessary pain, distress or harm on them. Currently, there is a great need for research in (...)
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  26. added 2018-09-11
    Artificial Consciousness: From Impossibility to Multiplicity.Chuanfei Chin - 2017 - In Vincent Müller (ed.), Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence 2017. Berlin: Springer. pp. 3-18.
    How has multiplicity superseded impossibility in philosophical challenges to artificial consciousness? I assess a trajectory in recent debates on artificial consciousness, in which metaphysical and explanatory challenges to the possibility of building conscious machines lead to epistemological concerns about the multiplicity underlying ‘what it is like’ to be a conscious creature or be in a conscious state. First, I analyse earlier challenges which claim that phenomenal consciousness cannot arise, or cannot be built, in machines. These are based on Block’s Chinese (...)
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  27. added 2018-09-07
    Consciousness as an Adaptation. What Animals Feel and Why.Pouwel Slurink - 2016 - In Andreas Blank (ed.), Animals. New Essays. Munich: Philosophia Verlag. pp. 303-332.
    Evolutionary epistemology (Lorenz, Vollmer) and value-driven decision theory (Pugh) are used to explain the fundamental properties of consciousness. It is shown that this approach is compatible with global workspace theory (Baars) and global neuronal workspace theory (De Haene). The emotions are, however, that what drives consciousness. A hypothetical evolutionary tree of the emotions is given – intended to show that consciousness evolves and is probably qualitatively different in different groups of animals.
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  28. added 2018-07-27
    Minds That Matter: Seven Degrees of Moral Standing.Julian Friedland - 2004 - Between the Species 13 (4).
    Prominent non-speciesist attempts to determine the amount of moral standing properly attributable to conscious beings argue that certain non-human animals should be granted the highest consideration as self-conscious persons. Most of these theories also include a lesser moral standing for the sentient, or merely conscious, non-person. Thus, the standard approach has been to advocate a two-tiered theory—'sentience' or 'consciousness' and 'self-consciousness' or 'personhood'. While the first level seems to present little interpretative difficulty, the second has recently been criticized as a (...)
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  29. added 2018-07-24
    Pojem animální mysli.Tomas Hribek - 2016 - In Hana Müllerová, David Cerny & Adam Doležal (eds.), Kapitoly o právech zvířat. Praha, Česko: pp. 235-306.
    [The Concept of Animal Mind] A critical analysis and assessment of the current philosophical theories of animal cognition and consciousness. The contents: 1. The concept of mind; 2. Other minds; 3. Can animals think?; 4. Do animals have concsiousness?; 5. Conclusion.
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  30. added 2018-06-23
    Animal Consciousness.Rocco J. Gennaro - 2018 - Springer: Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior.
    This chapter addresses the extent to which nonhuman animals are conscious. Most important perhaps is what criteria should be used in making such a determination.
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  31. added 2018-06-19
    Phenomenology and Naturalism in Autopoietic and Radical Enactivism: Exploring Sense-Making and Continuity From the Top Down.Hayden Kee - forthcoming - Synthese:1-21.
    Radical and autopoietic enactivists disagree concerning how to understand the concept of sense-making in enactivist discourse and the extent of its distribution within the organic domain. I situate this debate within a broader conflict of commitments to naturalism on the part of radical enactivists, and to phenomenology on the part of autopoietic enactivists. I argue that autopoietic enactivists are in part responsible for the obscurity of the notion of sense-making by attributing it univocally to sentient and non-sentient beings and following (...)
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  32. added 2018-02-22
    What If Barron and Klein Are Right About Insect Sentience?Bob Fischer - 2016 - Animal Sentience 115.
    If Klein & Barron are right, then insects may well be able to feel pain. If they can, then the standard approach to animal ethics generates some implausible results. Philosophers need to develop alternatives to this framework to avoid them.
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  33. added 2018-02-17
    The Co-Evolution of Matter and Consciousness.Max Velmans - 2007 - Synthesis Philosophica 22 (2):273-282.
    Theories about the evolution of consciousness relate in an intimate way to theories about the distribution of consciousness, which range from the view that only human beings are conscious to the view that all matter is in some sense conscious. Broadly speaking, such theories can be classified into discontinuity theories and continuity theories. Discontinuity theories propose that consciousness emerged only when material forms reached a given stage of evolution, but propose different criteria for the stage at which this occurred. Continuity (...)
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  34. added 2018-01-31
    Animal Consciousness (Routledge Handbook of Consciousness Ch.29).Sean Allen-Hermanson - 2018 - In Rocco J. Gennaro (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Consciousness. Routledge.
  35. added 2018-01-22
    Getting It Together: Psychological Unity and Deflationary Accounts of Animal Metacognition.Gary Comstock & William A. Bauer - 2018 - Acta Analytica 33 (4):431-451.
    Experimenters claim some nonhuman mammals have metacognition. If correct, the results indicate some animal minds are more complex than ordinarily presumed. However, some philosophers argue for a deflationary reading of metacognition experiments, suggesting that the results can be explained in first-order terms. We agree with the deflationary interpretation of the data but we argue that the metacognition research forces the need to recognize a heretofore underappreciated feature in the theory of animal minds, which we call Unity. The disparate mental states (...)
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  36. added 2017-10-06
    Bewustzijn en de nieuwe filosofie van het d.i.e.r.Pouwel Slurink - 1996 - In Henk Oosterling, Awee Prins & Ger Groot (eds.), Van Agora tot Markt. Acta van de 18e Nederlands-Vlaamse Filosofiedag. Rotterdam: Erasmus Universiteit, Faculteit der Wijsbegeerte. pp. 191-195.
  37. added 2017-07-31
    Animal Sentience and the Precautionary Principle.Jonathan Birch - 2017 - Animal Sentience 2:16(1).
    In debates about animal sentience, the precautionary principle is often invoked. The idea is that when the evidence of sentience is inconclusive, we should “give the animal the benefit of the doubt” or “err on the side of caution” in formulating animal protection legislation. Yet there remains confusion as to whether it is appropriate to apply the precautionary principle in this context, and, if so, what “applying the precautionary principle” means in practice regarding the burden of proof for animal sentience. (...)
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  38. added 2017-07-27
    To Be Rational, or Not to Be Rational—That is the Question. [REVIEW]Susana Monsó - 2017 - Metascience 26 (3):487-491.
    Review of Michael Tye: Tense bees and shell-shocked crabs: Are animals conscious? New York: Oxford University Press, 2016, 256pp, $29.95 HB.
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  39. added 2017-07-24
    Consciousness in Human and Nonhuman Animals.Joseph E. Capizzi - 2008 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 8 (1):33-42.
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    Through Our Eyes Only?: The Search for Animal Consciousness.Marian Stamp Dawkins - 1999 - Oxford University Press UK.
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    The Unheeded Cry: Animal Consciousness, Animal Pain, and Science.Ronald Singer - 1992 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 36 (1):156-156.
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    Animal Consciousness. Daisie Radner, Michael Radner.Peter Sobol - 1991 - Isis 82 (1):178-179.
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    The Question of Animal Awareness.Donald R. Griffin - 1983 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 34 (4):399-403.
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  44. added 2017-07-20
    Battlefish Contention.Sean Allen-Hermanson - 2017 - Animal Sentience 2 (13):3.
  45. added 2017-03-01
    The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Animal Minds.Kristin Andrews & Jacob Beck (eds.) - 2017 - Routledge.
    While philosophers have been interested in animals since ancient times, in the last few decades the subject of animal minds has emerged as a major topic in philosophy. _The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Animal Minds_ is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems and debates in this exciting subject and is the first collection of its kind. Comprising nearly fifty chapters by a team of international contributors, the _Handbook_ is divided into eight parts: Mental representation Reasoning and (...)
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    The Animal Mind: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Animal Cognition.Kristin Andrews - 2014 - Routledge.
    The study of animal cognition raises profound questions about the minds of animals and philosophy of mind itself. Aristotle argued that humans are the only animal to laugh, but in recent experiments rats have also been shown to laugh. In other experiments, dogs have been shown to respond appropriately to over two hundred words in human language. In this introduction to the philosophy of animal minds Kristin Andrews introduces and assesses the essential topics, problems and debates as they cut across (...)
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  47. added 2017-03-01
    Interpreting the Baboon. [REVIEW]Kristin Andrews - 2008 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 12 (1):5-6.
  48. added 2017-02-13
    Animal Welfare and Animal Pain: Can Pain Sometimes Be Worse for Them Than for Us?Sahar Akhtar - 2011 - In The Oxford Handbook on Ethics and Animals.
  49. added 2017-02-13
    Assessing Animal Welfare: Design Versus Performance Criteria.Jeffrey Rushen - 1991 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 14 (4):758-758.
  50. added 2017-02-13
    Consumer Demand Theory and Animal Welfare: Value and Limitations.Tina Widowski - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (1):45-45.
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