Calvo, Paco and Segundo-Ortin, Miguel (2023) Plant sentience revisited: Sifting through the thicket of perspectives. Animal Sentience 33(32)
Miguel Segundo-Ortin and Paco Calvo, Plant sentience? Between romanticism and denial: Science
In our target article (Segundo-Ortin & Calvo 2023), we proposed the intriguing possibility of plant sentience, drawing parallels with non-human animal studies. This response aims to sift through the rich thicket of perspectives offered by our commentators. To do so, we assess the risks of employing double standards, as well as the tendencies of anthropomorphizing and zoomorphizing in plant studies. We also emphasize the need for clarity in linguistic and conceptual terms, examine the neurophysiological evidence for plant sentience, and discuss the ethical implications of such recognition.
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.