Dr Adam Shriver
research fellow, Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford

Adam Shriver is a philosopher with a PhD from the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology program at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to moving to Oxford, he worked at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of British Columbia. Adam’s research examines the intersection of ethics and cognitive science and he has written multiple articles about human well-being and animal welfare. In particular, Adam’s research has examined the significance of the dissociation between the affective and sensory components of pain for philosophical theories of ethics and well-being. To this end, Adam has written about the relationship between pain and pleasure, the legal and ethical questions that arise from the search for a neural signature of pain in humans, and the capacity for suffering across different species. He also has research examining the ethics of using genetic modifications in livestock. Previously, Adam organised a workshop on neuroethics and animals, and he is currently co-editing a book on the topic. He is also organising a conference on sentience that will take place in 2019.

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Sunday 14 October, 14:00 Frobisher Auditorium 2
Optimistic bees and anxious fish: the animal sentience debate