Sentience & Consciousness

Many people believe that the moral importance of beings is closely connected to their sentience ⁠and/or consciousness — loosely speaking, the ways in which they perceive the world and their capacity to experience feelings like suffering or pleasure.

The Sentience & Consciousness tag is used for posts that discuss the nature of sentience and/or consciousness, and how we can better understand which beings (including animals and artificial minds) are sentient and/or conscious in different ways.

See also Intelligence and Neuroscience.

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