Epiphenomenalism has had a long historical tradition. It is the view that mental properties are causally inert with respect to the physical world. In this paper, I argue that this tradition faces enormous challenges and needs better arguments to defend its position, and to demonstrate this, I interrogate the strands including computationalism, the idea of the illusion of conscious will, and causal exclusionism.
Keywords Epiphenomenalism  Mind  Physicalism  Consciousness  Mental Causation  Automatism
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DOI 10.1007/s40961-016-0065-7
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