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What does sentience mean?

  1. ayaniv profile image50
    ayanivposted 8 years ago

    What does sentience mean?

    Do plants have sentience?

  2. twalker74 profile image81
    twalker74posted 8 years ago

    I wanted to make sure I was as accurate as possible so I sited dictionary.com. They are usually spot on with the OED.

    sentience  Spelled Pronunciation [sen-shuhns]

    –noun sentient condition or character; capacity for sensation or feeling.

    Also, sen?tien?cy.


  3. Philip Bradbury profile image57
    Philip Bradburyposted 8 years ago

    A sentient being is one that is aware of itself - like most humans. So sentience is the character of being aware of oneself. E.g. rocks do not have sentience, while you do.

  4. Mikel G Roberts profile image79
    Mikel G Robertsposted 8 years ago

    self awareness, able to identify oneself with a mental capacity.
    ...I think therefore I am...