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Animal Sentience: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Animal Feeling

Editors

Editor-in-Chief: Stevan Harnad, PhD, University of Quebec at Montreal
Associate Editors: Andrew Rowan, DPhil, Humane Society International
  Jonathan Balcombe, PhD, Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy
Managing/Copy Editor: Ann Casper, Animals and Society Institute
 
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Photograph by George Grall

Readership

An interdisciplinary journal, Animal Sentience (ASent) publishes current empirical findings on what, when and how nonhuman animals feel, along with the practical, methodological, legal, ethical, sociological, theological and philosophical implications of the findings. All articles are followed by Open Peer Commentary from specialists in the fields covered by the article; the author then responds to the commentaries.

Publication Schedule

Articles are published online as soon as they have been peer-reviewed, accepted and edited. Commentaries and Responses are published immediately after editorial review. For citation purposes, the volume number is the year of publication and the issue number reflects the order in which papers appear in the journal. The submission process is automated through the Journal’s website.

Harnad, Stevan (2016) Animal sentience: The other-minds problem Animal Sentience 2016.001

Kiley-Worthington, Marthe (2016) Nonhuman mind-reading ability Animal Sentience 2016.070
Commentary on Harnad on Other Minds

Racine, Timothy P. (2016) The grounds for animal subjectivity and intersubjectivity Animal Sentience 2016.093
Commentary on Harnad on Other Minds

Harnad, Stevan (2016) Cross-species mind-reading Animal Sentience 2016.098
Response to Harnad on Other Minds

Bookstein, Fred L. (2016) "Beyond words," yes, but also beyond numbers Animal Sentience 2016.104
Commentary on Safina on Animals Feel

Colombo, Michael and Johnston, Melissa (2016) Introspection and anecdotes won’t prove what animals are thinking and feeling Animal Sentience 2016.119
Commentary on Safina on Animals Feel

Key, Brian (2016) Why fish do not feel pain Animal Sentience 2016.003

Balcombe, Jonathan (2016) Cognitive evidence of fish sentience Animal Sentience 2016.008
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Braithwaite, Victoria A. and Droege, Paula (2016) Why human pain can’t tell us whether fish feel pain Animal Sentience 2016.009
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Broom, Donald M. (2016) Fish brains and behaviour indicate capacity for feeling pain Animal Sentience 2016.010
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Brown, Culum (2016) Comparative evolutionary approach to pain perception in fishes Animal Sentience 2016.011
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Chella, Antonio (2016) Robot fish do not need sentience Animal Sentience 2016.012
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Dinets, Vladimir (2016) No cortex, no cry Animal Sentience 2016.013
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Haikonen, Pentti O. (2016) On the sentience of fish Animal Sentience 2016.014
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Hart, Paul J.B. (2016) Fighting forms of expression Animal Sentience 2016.015
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Jones, Robert C. (2016) Fish sentience and the precautionary principle Animal Sentience 2016.016
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Manzotti, Riccardo (2016) No evidence that pain is painful neural process Animal Sentience 2016.017
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Mather, Jennifer A. (2016) An invertebrate perspective on pain Animal Sentience 2016.018
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Ng, Yew-Kwang (2016) Could fish feel pain? A wider perspective Animal Sentience 2016.019
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Seth, Anil K. (2016) Why fish pain cannot and should not be ruled out Animal Sentience 2016.020
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Striedter, Georg (2016) Lack of neocortex does not imply fish cannot feel pain Animal Sentience 2016.021
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Key, Brian (2016) Going beyond just-so stories Animal Sentience 2016.022
Response to Key on Fish Pain

Baluška, František (2016) Should fish feel pain? A plant perspective Animal Sentience 2016.023
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Burghardt, Gordon (2016) Mediating claims through critical anthropomorphism Animal Sentience 2016.024
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Derbyshire, Stuart W.G. (2016) Fish lack the brains and the psychology for pain Animal Sentience 2016.025
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Elwood, Robert W. (2016) A single strand of argument with unfounded conclusion Animal Sentience 2016.026
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Gagliano, Monica (2016) What would the Babel fish say? Animal Sentience 2016.027
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Godfrey-Smith, Peter (2016) Pain in parallel Animal Sentience 2016.028
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Gonçalves-de-Freitas, Eliane (2016) Pain and fish welfare Animal Sentience 2016.029
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Merker, Bjorn (2016) Drawing the line on pain Animal Sentience 2016.030
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Rose, James D. (2016) Pain in fish: Weighing the evidence Animal Sentience 2016.032
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Shriver, Adam J. (2016) Cortex necessary for pain — but not in sense that matters Animal Sentience 2016.034
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Sneddon, Lynne U. and Leach, Matthew C. (2016) Anthropomorphic denial of fish pain Animal Sentience 2016.035
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Stevens, E. Don (2016) Why is fish “feeling” pain controversial? Animal Sentience 2016.036
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Van Rysewyk, Simon (2016) Nonverbal indicators of pain Animal Sentience 2016.037
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Wadiwel, Dinesh Joseph (2016) Fish and pain: The politics of doubt Animal Sentience 2016.038
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Key, Brian (2016) Falsifying the null hypothesis that “fish do not feel pain" Animal Sentience 2016.039
Response to Key on Fish Pain

Brown, Culum (2016) Fish pain: An inconvenient truth Animal Sentience 2016.058
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Damasio, Antonio and Damasio, Hanna (2016) Pain and other feelings in humans and animals Animal Sentience 2016.059
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Devor, Marshall (2016) Where is pain in the brain? Animal Sentience 2016.060
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Diggles, B. K. (2016) Fish pain: Would it change current best practice in the real world? Animal Sentience 2016.061
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Walters, Edgar T. (2016) Pain-capable neural substrates may be widely available in the animal kingdom Animal Sentience 2016.063
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Merker, Bjorn H. (2016) How not to move the line drawn on pain Animal Sentience 2016.064
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Safina, Carl (2016) Fish pain: A painful topic Animal Sentience 2016.066
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Bowers, Robert Ian (2016) Devaluation as a strategy to address behaviourally whether fish feel Animal Sentience 2016.073
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Key, Brian (2016) Burden of proof lies with proposer of celestial teapot hypothesis Animal Sentience 2016.079
Response to Key on Fish Pain

Safina, Carl (2016) Fish pain's burden of proof Animal Sentience 2016.081
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Merker, Bjorn H. (2016) The line drawn on pain still holds Animal Sentience 2016.090
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

King, Barbara J. (2016) Animal mourning: Précis of How animals grieve (King 2013) Animal Sentience 2016.004

Botero, Maria (2016) Death in the family Animal Sentience 2016.040
Commentary on King on Animal Grief

Fox Hall, Tara (2016) Anticipatory grief Animal Sentience 2016.041
Commentary on King on Animal Grief

Gardiner, Martin (2016) Modulation of behavior in communicating emotion Animal Sentience 2016.042
Commentary on King on Animal Grief

Glymour, Clark (2016) The object of grief Animal Sentience 2016.043
Commentary on King on Animal Grief

Probyn-Rapsey, Fiona (2016) Love’s claim on grief Animal Sentience 2016.044
Commentary on King on Animal Grief

Proctor, Helen (2016) Monkey say, monkey do, monkey grieve? Animal Sentience 2016.045
Commentary on King on Animal Grief

Ristau, Carolyn (2016) Evidence for animal grief? Animal Sentience 2016.046
Commentary on King on Animal Grief

King, Barbara J. (2016) Understanding emotional suffering Animal Sentience 2016.047
Response to King on Animal Grief

Colombo, Matteo (2016) Animal grieving and human mourning Animal Sentience 2016.110
Commentary on King on Animal Grief

Chandrasekera, Charukeshi (2016) From sentience to science: Limits of anthropocentric cognition Animal Sentience 2016.048
Commentary on Broom on Animal Welfare

Copeland, Marion W. (2016) Life in translation Animal Sentience 2016.050
Commentary on Broom on Animal Welfare

Donaldson, Sue and Kymlicka, Will (2016) Linking animal ethics and animal welfare science Animal Sentience 2016.051
Commentary on Broom on Animal Welfare

Duncan, Ian J.H. (2016) Is sentience only a nonessential component of animal welfare? Animal Sentience 2016.052
Commentary on Broom on Animal Welfare

Durham, Debra (2016) The science of sentience is reshaping how we think about animals Animal Sentience 2016.053
Commentary on Broom on Animal Welfare

Rolle, M.E. (2016) Animal welfare and animal rights Animal Sentience 2016.054
Commentary on Broom on Animal Welfare

Rowlands, Mark (2016) Mentality and animal welfare Animal Sentience 2016.055
Commentary on Broom on Animal Welfare

Sammarco, Andrea L. (2016) Is humanitarianism recent? Animal Sentience 2016.056
Commentary on Broom on Animal Welfare

Broom, Donald M. (2016) Sentience and animal welfare: New thoughts and controversies Animal Sentience 2016.057
Response to Broom on Animal Welfare

Malpede, Karen (2016) Hermes in the Anthropocene: A dogologue Animal Sentience 2016.065
Commentary on Broom on Animal Welfare

Lachance, Martine (2016) Breaking the silence: The veterinarian’s duty to report Animal Sentience 2016.006

Fawcett, Anne (2016) Veterinarians need support to break the silence Animal Sentience 2016.069
Commentary on Lachance on Breaking Silence

Signal, Tania (2016) When the client is not the abuser, but one of the abused Animal Sentience 2016.076
Commentary on Lachance on Breaking Silence

Gullone, Eleonora (2016) To minimize animal suffering, broaden the definition of animal cruelty Animal Sentience 2016.086
Commentary on Lachance on Breaking Silence

Ng, Yew-Kwang (2016) How welfare biology and commonsense may help to reduce animal suffering Animal Sentience 2016.007

Leadbeater, Simon R. B. (2016) Animal suffering calls for more than a bigger cage Animal Sentience 2016.071
Commentary on Ng on Animal Suffering

Marino, Lori (2016) Why animal welfarism continues to fail Animal Sentience 2016.074
Commentary on Ng on Animal Suffering

Marks, Joel (2016) End-state welfarism Animal Sentience 2016.075
Commentary on Ng on Animal Suffering

Rollin, Bernard E. (2016) Science and sensibility Animal Sentience 2016.077
Commentary on Ng on Animal Suffering

Li, Peter J. (2016) Animal suffering in China Animal Sentience 2016.078
Commentary on Ng on Animal Suffering

Bruers, Stijn (2016) Animal suffering and human bias Animal Sentience 2016.084
Commentary on Ng on Animal Suffering

Johannsen, Kyle (2016) Animal welfare at home and in the wild Animal Sentience 2016.085
Commentary on Ng on Animal Suffering

Paez, Eze (2016) Wild animal suffering and vegan outreach Animal Sentience 2016.087
Commentary on Ng on Animal Suffering

Smith, Allison M. and Reese, Jacy (2016) An empirical perspective on animal advocacy Animal Sentience 2016.088
Commentary on Ng on Animal Suffering

Clark, Stephen R. (2016) Slavery, welfare and the sixth extinction Animal Sentience 2016.089
Commentary on Ng on Animal Suffering

Faria, Catia (2016) Why we should not postpone awareness of wild animal suffering Animal Sentience 2016.091
Commentary on Ng on Animal Suffering

Horta, Oscar (2016) Changing attitudes towards animals in the wild and speciesism Animal Sentience 2016.092
Commentary on Ng on Animal Suffering

Sözmen, Beril (2016) Inalienable rights and pluralism in animal advocacy Animal Sentience 2016.094
Commentary on Ng on Animal Suffering

Dorado, Daniel (2016) Sentience as moral consideration and disvalue in nature Animal Sentience 2016.096
Commentary on Ng on Animal Suffering

Harnad, Stevan (2016) My orgasms cannot be traded off against others’ agony Animal Sentience 2016.097
Commentary on Ng on Animal Suffering

Ng, Yew-Kwang (2016) Utilitarianism generalized to include animals Animal Sentience 2016.099
Response to Ng on Animal Suffering

Balcombe, Jonathan (2016) In praise of fishes: Précis of What a fish knows (Balcombe 2016) Animal Sentience 2016.095

Klein, Colin and Barron, Andrew B. (2016) Insects have the capacity for subjective experience Animal Sentience 2016.100

Mather, Jennifer A. and Carere, Claudio (2016) Cephalopods are best candidates for invertebrate consciousness Animal Sentience 2016.107
Commentary on Klein & Barron on Insect Experience

Merker, Bjorn H. (2016) Insects join the consciousness fray Animal Sentience 2016.109
Commentary on Klein & Barron on Insect Experience

Tye, Michael (2016) Are insects sentient? Animal Sentience 2016.111
Commentary on Klein & Barron on Insect Experience

Allen-Hermanson, Sean (2016) Is cortex necessary? Animal Sentience 2016.113
Commentary on Klein & Barron on Insect Experience

Lamey, Andy (2016) Subjective experience and moral standing Animal Sentience 2016.114
Commentary on Klein & Barron on Insect Experience

Fischer, Bob (2016) What if Klein & Barron are right about insect sentience? Animal Sentience 2016.115
Commentary on Klein & Barron on Insect Experience

Rowlands, Mark (2016) Feel or perspective? Animal Sentience 2016.117
Commentary on Klein & Barron on Insect Experience

Mallatt, Jon and Feinberg, Todd E. (2016) Insect consciousness: Fine-tuning the hypothesis Animal Sentience 2016.118
Commentary on Klein & Barron on Insect Experience

Morsella, Ezequiel and Walker, Erica B. (2016) What makes us conscious is not what makes us human Animal Sentience 2016.120
Commentary on Klein & Barron on Insect Experience

Cruse, Holk and Schilling, Malte (2016) No proof for subjective experience in insects Animal Sentience 2016.123
Commentary on Klein & Barron on Insect Experience

Edelman, Shimon; Moyal, Roy; and Fekete, Tomer (2016) To bee or not to bee? Animal Sentience 2016.124
Commentary on Klein & Barron on Insect Experience

Paul, Elizabeth S. and Mendl, Michael T. (2016) If insects have phenomenal consciousness, could they suffer? Animal Sentience 2016.128
Commentary on Klein & Barron on Insect Experience

Rowlands, Mark (2016) Are animals persons? Animal Sentience 2016.101

Woodruff, Michael L. (2016) Implicit mental processes are an improbable basis for personhood Animal Sentience 2016.102
Commentary on Rowlands on Animal Personhood

Brakel, Linda A.W. (2016) Animals are agents Animal Sentience 2016.103
Commentary on Rowlands on Animal Personhood

Cheng, Tony (2016) Why animals are persons Animal Sentience 2016.105
Commentary on Rowlands on Animal Personhood

Broude, Gwen J. (2016) Who is a person? Whoever you want it to be Animal Sentience 2016.112
Commentary on Rowlands on Animal Personhood

Jürgens, Uta M. (2016) Universal modes of awareness? A “pre-reflective” premise Animal Sentience 2016.116
Commentary on Rowlands on Animal Personhood

Monsó, Susana (2016) The moral dimension of pre-reflective self-awareness Animal Sentience 2016.121
Commentary on Rowlands on Animal Personhood

Rollin, Bernard E. (2016) Unity of consciousness in animals Animal Sentience 2016.125
Commentary on Rowlands on Animal Personhood

Benz-Schwarzburg, Judith (2016) What do we owe animals as persons? Animal Sentience 2016.129
Commentary on Rowlands on Animal Personhood

Benz-Schwarzburg, Judith (2016) From thinking selves to social selves Animal Sentience 2016.130
Commentary on Rowlands on Animal Personhood

Reber, Arthur S. (2016) Caterpillars, consciousness and the origins of mind Animal Sentience 2016.106

Woodruff, Michael L. (2016) Bacteria and the cellular basis of consciousness Animal Sentience 2016.126
Commentary on Reber on Origins of Mind