Can Mary's Qualia Be Epiphenomenal?

Res Philosophica 91 (3):503-512 (2014)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Frank Jackson (1982) famously argued, with his so-called Knowledge Argument (KA), that qualia are non-physical. Moreover, he argued that qualia are epiphenomenal. Some have objected that epiphenomenalism is inconsistent with the soundness of KA. One way of developing this objection, following Neil Campbell (2003; 2012), is to argue that epiphenomenalism is at odds with the kind of behavioral evidence that makes the soundness of KA plausible. We argue that Campbell’s claim that epiphenomenalism is inconsistent with the soundness of KA is false.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 92,261

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

More troubles for epiphenomenalism.Hans Muller - 2008 - Philosophia 37 (1):109-112.
Epiphenomenal qualia.Frank Jackson - 1982 - Philosophical Quarterly 32 (April):127-136.
In defence of qualia-epiphenomenalism.Volker Gadenne - 2006 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 13 (1-2):101-114.
Epistemological challenges to qualia-epiphenomenalism.Alexander Staudacher - 2006 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 13 (1-2):153-175.
The inconceivability of zombies.Robert Kirk - 2008 - Philosophical Studies 139 (1):73-89.
On Robinson’s Response to the Self-Stultifying Objection.Dwayne Moore - 2012 - Review of Philosophy and Psychology 3 (4):627-641.
I: The knowledge argument for qualia.Epiphenomenal Qualia - 2006 - In Maureen Eckert (ed.), Theories of Mind: An Introductory Reader. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 102.
An Argument Against Epiphenomenalism.Jason Megill - 2013 - European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 9 (2):5 - 17.

Analytics

Added to PP
2014-09-03

Downloads
121 (#149,711)

6 months
17 (#151,744)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author Profiles

Daniel Lim
Duke Kunshan University
Hao Wang
University of Amsterdam

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

Epiphenomenal qualia.Frank Jackson - 1982 - Philosophical Quarterly 32 (April):127-136.
Physicalism.Daniel Stoljar - 2010 - New York: Routledge.
Phenomenal states.Brian Loar - 1990 - Philosophical Perspectives 4:81-108.

View all 14 references / Add more references