Sentientist.org, Diana Fleischman’s former blog, now redirects here to DianaVerse.
I helped to popularize the term sentientist but I wanted to blog about other (sometimes controversial) topics without causing any misunderstanding about sentientism as a philosophy.
The two most popular blogs on Sentientist.org advocated eating bivalves like mussels and oysters as both ethical and even desirable both nutritionally and for the vegan movement.
I wrote several other posts at Sentientist.org on topics like clean meat, sexually transmitted infections, evolutionary psychology and vegan ethics. All the posts I’ve reblogged are now here under the Sentientist.org tag.
What is Sentientist?
Sentientism a moral and philophical stance that we should consider sentience, a being’s ability to experience pain, pleasure, and suffering, as the basis for moral consideration. A sentientist is a person who believes sentience should be the basis of moral consideration.
According to Peter Singer a sentientist is “a person who thinks that creatures besides Man have coherent thoughts and therefore can suffer and so should get our consideration”
Sentientism and Sentientist resources
- The wikipedia page for Sentientism linking many other resources
- Brian Tomasik is one of the most serious sentientist thinkers. His collection of essays here.
- Sentience Institute is a think tank dedicated to the expansion of humanity’s moral circle, or sentientism. They do great work that no one else is doing.