Animal sentience is the study of the affective capacities of nonhuman animals, i.e. their capacity to have subjective experiences.

Further reading

Browning, Heather & Jonathan Birch (2022) Animal sentience, Philosophy Compass.

Tye, Michael (2017) Tense Bees and Shell-Shocked Crabs: Are Animals Conscious?, New York: Oxford University Press.

animal cognition | moral patienthood | sentience