epiphenomenalism

noun

epi·​phe·​nom·​e·​nal·​ism ˌe-pi-fi-ˈnä-mə-nə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce epiphenomenalism (audio)
: a doctrine that mental processes are epiphenomena of brain processes

Word History

Etymology

epiphenomenal + -ism

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of epiphenomenalism was in 1899

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Cite this Entry

“Epiphenomenalism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epiphenomenalism. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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