Interrogating the Epiphenomenalist Tradition

Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
Epiphenomenalism has had a long historical tradition. It is the view that mental properties are causally inert with respect to the physical world. In this paper, I argue that this tradition faces enormous challenges and needs better arguments to defend its position, and to demonstrate this, I interrogate the strands including computationalism, the idea of the illusion of conscious will, and causal exclusionism.
Categories
(categorize this paper)
ISBN(s)
PhilPapers/Archive ID
ANIITE
Upload history
Archival date: 2021-09-09
View other versions
Added to PP index
2018-06-28

Total views
13 ( #62,582 of 2,444,934 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
4 ( #59,977 of 2,444,934 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.