A Brief Study on Qualia Epiphenomenalism

TitleA Brief Study on Qualia Epiphenomenalism
Publication Type Journal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsCanbolat, Argun Abrek
JournalKilikya Felsefe Dergisi
Issue1
Pagination83 - 95
Date Published2015
Publication Languageeng
ISSN2148-7898
E-ISSN2148-9327
KeywordsQualia, epiphenomenalism, epistemic argument, intentionality
Abstract

This work constitutes a discussion related to qualia epiphenomenalism, which is the view that qualia do not affect anything, but that they can be affected. After presenting contemporary debates on the issue, it is argued that qualia epiphenomenalism is untenable as a result of some epistemic problems, and a version of an epistemic argument that can be referred to as the intentionality-based epistemic argument is represented and defended.

 

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