The evolution of sentience

October 12, 2022, 6:00am - 7:30am

Friends Room in the Mitchell Building, State Library of New South Wales
1 Shakespeare Place
Sydney 2000

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University of Sydney

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How did evolution give rise to feelings, such as pleasure and pain? And which organisms experience the events of their lives in this way? Do insects feel pain? Octopuses? How about plants? Where might we locate the true limits of sentience?

In the 2022 Dyason Lecture presented by the Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science, Professor Peter Godfrey-Smith considers the evolution of sentience.

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