What is it about?

Until now, the concept of mentophobia (coined by Griffin) consisted of denying, wrongly and for the wrong reasons, the cognitive abilities of nonhuman animals. I show that this concept must also include the fact of despising their capacities which one does not deny.

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Why is it important?

This is important, because it makes it possible to empirically verify whether the acceptance of the new paradigm of animal consciousness can also accentuate a form of contempt for their less "high" capacities.

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This page is a summary of: A New Definition of Ethical Mentophobia, Society and Animals, July 2023, Brill,
DOI: 10.1163/15685306-bja10132.
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