Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Epiphenomenalism, philosophy of mind: theories that conceive the mind as a side effect of brain processes, the mind itself does not cause any effects. See also supervenience, identity theory, mind, brain, materialism, reductionism, dualism, property dualism.
 
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Epiphenomenalism/Th.h.Huxley: no gap argument (Continuity argument): since there is no gap in the sequence of physical processes consciousness can not be effective.
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Epiphenomenalism/PopperVsepiphenomenalism: theory of evolution: without effect would have the consciousness no selective advantage - PauenVsepiphenomenalism: E.g. If pain and experience of happiness were causally undistinguished, we could not distinguish them in memory and behavior.

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M. Pauen
Grundprobleme der Philosophie des Geistes Frankfurt 2001


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-22