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CABI Book Chapter

Sentience and animal welfare.

Book cover for Sentience and animal welfare.

Description

This book discusses topics on the qualities that make up sentience; ethics, morality and attitudes; animal welfare science: history and concepts; brain complexity and cognitive ability; feelings and emotions; awareness and consciousness; motivation and needs; welfare assessment; sentience during development, brain damage and old age; ethical decisions about humans and non-humans; and sustainabilit...

Chapter 6 (Page no: 72)

Awareness and consciousness.

This chapter discusses awareness and consciousness. Topics discussed are: the meaning of awareness; reporting perception and blind-sight; consciousness; assessing own actions and the actions of others; concepts of the future; concept of self; awareness of others having concepts; and evolution of awareness.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The qualities that make up sentience. Author(s): Broom, D. M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 8) Ethics, morality and attitudes. Author(s): Broom, D. M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 22) Animal welfare science: history and concepts. Author(s): Broom, D. M.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 37) Brain complexity and cognitive ability. Author(s): Broom, D. M.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 57) Feelings and emotions. Author(s): Broom, D. M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 84) Motivation and needs. Author(s): Broom, D. M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 90) Welfare assessment. Author(s): Broom, D. M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 108) Sentience during development, brain damage and old age. Author(s): Broom, D. M.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 116) Ethical decisions about humans and non-humans. Author(s): Broom, D. M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 125) Sustainability, welfare attitudes and education. Author(s): Broom, D. M.

Chapter details

  • Year of Publication
  • 2014
  • ISBN
  • 9781780644035
  • Record Number
  • 20143282089