epiphenomenalism

noun
epi·​phe·​nom·​e·​nal·​ism | \ ˌe-pi-fi-ˈnä-mə-nə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce epiphenomenalism (audio) \

Definition of epiphenomenalism

: a doctrine that mental processes are epiphenomena of brain processes

First Known Use of epiphenomenalism

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for epiphenomenalism

epiphenomenal + -ism

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The first known use of epiphenomenalism was in 1899

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“Epiphenomenalism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epiphenomenalism. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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