Epiphenomenalism: one of the most disturbing ideas in philosophy

The philosophical concept of dualism claims the mind and body are separate, which raises an important question: how can the immaterial mind affect the material body and world? This “problem of causal interaction” has boggled philosophers everywhere. Some of them rationalise this using epiphenomenalism — the idea that our consciousness and our thoughts are ultimately pointless and add nothing to the physical world which we inhabit. Read full article here


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