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Andrew Crump, Heather Browning, Alex Schnell, Charlotte Burn, and Jonathan Birch, Sentience in decapod crustaceans: A general framework and review of the evidence


Like many others, I see Crump et al. (2022) as a milestone for improving upon previous guidelines and for extending their framework to decapod crustaceans. Their proposal would benefit from a firm evolutionary foundation by adding the comparative measurement of life-history complexity as a ninth criterion for attributing sentience to nonhuman animals.

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Walter Veit is a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Bristol and an external member at the LMU’s Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy. He is currently writing a book titled ‘A Philosophy for the Science of Consciousness’, which is under contract with Routledge. Website