Monsó, Susana (2016) The moral dimension of pre-reflective self-awareness. Animal Sentience 10(7)
Mark Rowlands, Are animals persons?
Rowlands offers a de-intellectualised account of personhood that is meant to secure the unity of a mental life. I argue that his characterisation also singles out a morally relevant feature of individuals. Along the same lines that the orthodox understanding of personhood reflects a fundamental precondition for moral agency, Rowlands’s notion provides a fundamental precondition for moral patienthood.