Sentience and Moral Status
David Chalmers (New York University), Martine Nida-Rümelin (Université de Fribourg), Martine Nida-Rümelin (Université de Fribourg)

May 13, 2021, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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What is required for being moral? David Chalmers (Professor of Philosophy at NYU) will give an online talk presenting an original view on this issue on May 13 at 6pm (CET).
The talk will be chaired by Martine Nida-Rümelin (Fribourg and visiting professor at USI) .
Title of the talk: ‘Sentience and Moral Status’.
The talk will be held both on Zoom and Facebook. To receive the link to the Zoom meeting, you can either send a message to our Facebook page or write an email to amm.map@usi.ch. Join us!
Have a look at the abstract of the talk: Under what conditions does a creature matter morally? Do only conscious beings matter? If so, what sort of consciousness is required? The popular "sentientist" view holds that the capacity for positively and negatively valenced experiences, such as pleasure and suffering, is required for moral status. I'll investigate this matter using some thought experiments involving zombies, Vulcans, and trolley problems.  This talk is part of the Lugano Philosophy Colloquia - a series of events organised by:
- Master in Philosophy at USI
- Ratio - philosophical association 
- Istituto di Studi Filosofici, Lugano

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May 13, 2021, 5:00pm CET

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