24 - Why epiphenomenalism is almost certainly false

Jun 14, 10:00 PM
We discuss three arguments against epiphenomenalism, the view that consciousness has no physical effects.

(I) Plausible Examples of Mental Causation
a. Utterances about phenomenal consciousness
b. The placebo effect
(II) Popper’s Deductive Evolutionary Argument
(III) James’s Abductive Evolutionary Argument

Mørch’s paper was my primary resource for this episode, and it happens to be one of my favorite papers in philosophy of mind.

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