Tye, Michael (2016) Are insects sentient?. Animal Sentience 9(5)
Colin Klein and Andrew B. Barron, Insects have the capacity for subjective experience
I comment on the methodology used by Klein & Barron for dealing with the question of insect sentience and I briefly make a proposal of my own. Once it is granted that insects are sentient, a further question arises: which insects are subject to which states of sentience? Do insects feel pain, for example? If so, which ones? On the further question, I note, Klein & Barron have nothing to say.
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