Drawing from my research into the cognition of domestic dogs, as well as the development of the field of animal cognition in the last decades, I will discuss the ways that our understanding of cognition influences how we think about animals. Moreover, I use the progression of research into dogs as a model for how a de-familiarization program can engender a change in attitudes toward the species.
Syl Ko On Black Veganism
Black Veganism is a view that suggests nonhuman animals are raced, and thus, anti-racism ought to entail an animal ethic. The presentation outlines the main argument of Black Veganism and highlights the implications Black Veganism has for the larger debate surrounding whether species membership is relevant to moral consideration.
Dale Jamieson How to change the world
What do we know about how to make meaningful, sustainable change? Ex ante, change seems impossible or unpredictable. Change requires the redistribution of power, and why would those with power ever give it up? Yet change does occur, and when it does it is almost always unpredictable. Yet post facto, it seems necessary and irresistible. This, however, is an illusion. In this talk I will provide an opinionated overview of what we know about how to make change, what we need to do to improve our understanding, and how to apply these lessons to changing our relationship with the more than human world.