- adjective /ˌɛpɪfɪˈnɒmɪnəl/a) Being of secondary consequence to a causal chain of processes, but playing no causal role in the process of interest.
If qualia are epiphenomenal in the standard philosophical sense, their occurrence cant explain the way things happen (in the material world) since, by definition, things would happen exactly the same without them.
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epiphenomenal — adjective Date: 1899 of or relating to an epiphenomenon ; derivative • epiphenomenally adverb … New Collegiate Dictionary
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