sentiency


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Noun1.sentiency - the faculty through which the external world is apprehended; "in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing"
faculty, mental faculty, module - one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
sense modality, sensory system, modality - a particular sense
sensitivity, sensitiveness, sensibility - (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation; "sensitivity to pain"
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It is good that man should accept at face value the cheats of sense and snares of flesh and through the fogs of sentiency pursue the lures and lies of passion.
2) Cox's mechanical flowers, associating nature, motion, and time, dramatize one side of contemporary debates about whether the movements of biological plants more closely analogized such passive, clockwork automatons, or instead might illustrate a form of sentiency, inviting human analogy.
Animal Suffering: Philosophy and Culture is part of a series on Animal Ethics aimed at addressing new scientific and philosophical inquiries into 'animal sentiency, cognition, and awareness' (p.
of you, I was a certified gun crank from my first taste of sentiency.
And we now know that sentiency, the ability to experience pleasure and pain, requires not only the formation of nerve cells but a functioning central nervous system.
Five years before Lovelock came up with his theory, L'Engle sounds quite Gaian when she asserts the universe as alive and says, "I do have the feeling that the earth has its own sentiency, that it is a thinking creature and that paradoxically some of our 'natural' cataclysms are when it gets too irritated at what we are doing.