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John Lachs and Patrick Shade

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823256747

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.001.0001

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The Impotent Mind

The Impotent Mind

Chapter:
(p.35) One The Impotent Mind
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Freedom and Limits
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Patrick Shade

John Lachs

Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.003.0003

Lachs critically explores epiphenomenalism, or the impotence hypothesis as he sometimes calls it. He groups objections to the hypothesis into three main categories and argues that they all assume a dubious connection between consciousness and efficacy. The article has a modest goal of demonstrating the inconclusiveness of prominent objections to epiphenomenalism.

Keywords:   Epiphenomenalism, Consciousness, Efficacy

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