More troubles for epiphenomenalism

Philosophia 37 (1):109-112 (2009)
Abstract
I have argued that to say qualia are epiphenomenal is to say a world without qualia would be physically identical to a world with qualia. Dan Cavedon-Taylor has offered an alternative interpretation of the commitments of qualia epiphenomenalism according to which qualia cause beliefs and those beliefs can and do cause changes to the physical world. I argue that neither of these options works for the qualia epiphenomenalist and thus that theory faces far more serious difficulties than has previously been recognized.
Keywords Qualia  Epiphenomenalism  Causation  Frank Jackson
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Frank Jackson (1982). Epiphenomenal Qualia. Philosophical Quarterly 32 (April):127-136.
Frank Jackson (1986). What Mary Didn't Know. Journal of Philosophy 83 (May):291-5.
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