Can Mary's Qualia Be Epiphenomenal?

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

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Daniel Lim
Duke Kunshan University
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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.
Keywords Knowledge Argument  Qualia  Epiphenomenalism
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DOI 10.11612/resphil.2014.91.3.18
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