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Is the act of discussing mental events itself a refutation of epiphenomenalism?

If I didn't experience consciousness mentally then I couldn't talk about consciousness with my physical mouth or write about consciousness with my physical hands. Is this an instance of mental events ...
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Must all ultimate causes be mindless?

When we say that John caused the movement of his arm, what do we really mean? Presumably, John’s decision to move the arm is caused by the laws underpinning his brain. Either these laws are ...
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Is this a good argument against mental causation?

If mental causation exists, then mental phenomena would affect the bodies of sentient beings. Then the bodies of sentient beings (and only they) would be affected by an additional set of causal ...
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