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  Epiphenomenalists (Greek epi, ‘additional’, phenomenon, ‘happening’), in philosophy, are dualists, holding that the mental is not physical and the physical is not mental. They further hold that while physical events (such as damage to the body) have mental effects (such as pains) mental events (such as pains) do not have physical effects (such as winces). This is because while they hold that the mental is non-physical, they deny that non-physical events have physical effects. Only physical events have physical effects, and the mental is non-physical, and therefore causally impotent with respect to the physical. AJ

See also dualism; interactionism; parallelism.Further reading K. Campbell, Body and Mind; , T. Huxley, ‘On the Hypothesis that Animals are Automata’, in Method and Results.



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