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Colin Klein and Andrew B. Barron, Insects have the capacity for subjective experience


A key contention of Klein & Barron (2016) is that consciousness does not depend on cortical structures. A critical appraisal suggests they have overestimated the strength of their evidence.

Author Biography

Sean Hermanson is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Florida International University in Miami, specializing in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science. His work on animals includes articles on bees, monkeys and bats, though he also has interests in the metaphysics of consciousness, introspection, human nature and implicit bias. http://philosophy.fiu.edu/faculty/sean-allen-hermanson/