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Could anyone justifiably believe epiphenomenalism?

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Epiphenomenalism claims that all conscious events are caused immediately by brain events, and no conscious events cause brain events. In order to have a justified belief in a theory someone needs a justified belief that it or some higher-level theory predicts certain events and those events occurred. To have either of the latter beliefs we depend ultimately on the evidence of apparent experience, memory, and testimony, which is credible in the absence of defeaters; it is an undermining defea...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Imprint Academic Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Consciousness Studies Journal website
Volume:
18
Issue:
3-4
Pages:
196-216
Publication date:
2011-01-01
ISSN:
2051-2201
Source identifiers:
617747
Pubs id:
pubs:617747
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uuid:b859f85e-73ca-4f56-818d-6fce857d163d
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pubs:617747
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2016-04-25

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