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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

(p.35) One The Impotent Mind
Freedom and Limits

Patrick Shade

John Lachs

Fordham University Press

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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