Why shouldnt we all be epiphenomenalists?

When will people accept that minds dont cause anything?

2 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Well, technically, the notion is a theory, and all theories can be, by definition, falsified. Who knows? But, as a practical matter, assuming the theory continues to apparently hold up, probably not until after some generations of genetic engineering for fundamental rationality.

    Partial solipsism simply isn't that clearly costly in the immediate or near term. People smoke even though they've seen the pictures of ugly lung cancer, for instance, and drink while driving, etc., etc. Why would they be more attentive to the far more subtle dangers of partial solipsism?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I looked up your word but it doesn't seem to make sense in the context of your question. You need to explain what you mean. Anyway, it's not meant to be that all people would agree on something, especially what sounds like an obscure point of philosophy. Life would be no fun if "everyone" arrived at the same conclusion and that was that. Besides, most people wouldn't think about it in the first place- as you may figure out from the questions here, they are more interested in other topics like twinkies and sex.

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