The Daily Ant hosts a weekly series, Philosophy Phridays, in which real philosophers share their thoughts at the intersection of ants and philosophy. This interview with Dr. Jeff Sebo is the 68th contribution in the series.
Dr. Jeff Sebo sat down with The Daily Ant to discuss animal agency and moral status, Dr. Sebo’s pet dog Smoky, our pet ant Jerry, insect pain, and more. The discussion makes our editor-in-chief doubt the morality of his life’s work. Enjoy!
Dr. Jeff Sebo is Clinical Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Affiliated Professor of Bioethics, Medical Ethics, and Philosophy, and Director of the Animal Studies M.A. Program at New York University. He works primarily on bioethics, animal ethics, and environmental ethics. His co-authored books Chimpanzee Rights and Food, Animals, and the Environment are currently available from Routledge, and his book Why Animals Matter for Climate Change is currently in contract with Oxford University Press. Dr. Sebo is also on the Board of Directors at Animal Charity Evaluators, the Board of Directors at Minding Animals International, and the Executive Committee at the Animals & Society Institute.