Still epiphenomenal qualiaStill epiphenomenal qualia
Faculty of Arts. Philosophy
Centre for Philosophical Psychology
Philosophia : philosophical quarterly of Israel
37(2009):1, p. 105-107
Hans Muller has recently attempted to show that Frank Jackson cannot assert the existence of qualia without thereby falsifying himself on the matter of such mental states being epiphenomenal with respect to the physical world. I argue that Muller misunderstands the commitments of qualia epiphenomenalism and that, as a result, his arguments against Jackson do not go through.