Jan 14 • 7M

Why We Underestimate Animal Minds (Audio Edition)

On the unequal consideration of nonhuman animals


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Ryan Bruno
Bi-weekly audio essays on the psychology of (ir)rationality, critical thinking, and other topics. | Book Reviews, Literature Reviews
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“Animals are afforded minds when it suits our interests, but the inverse is also true; when it does not suit us that animals have minds, we fail to see them.”

~ Brock Bastian et. al, 2012

People are typically skeptical about nonhuman animal sentience and often underestimate their capacity to suffer. We deny the minds of th…

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