Pleasure's Role In Evolution: A Response To Robinson

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In this paper, I reconstruct and sketch an evolutionary argument against epiphenomenalism in the spirit of William James'. This version of the argument is more charitable to James than the one attributed to him in William Robinson's recent article 'Evolution and Epiphenomenalism' and here I show how it bypasses Robinson's criticisms.

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Philosophy, Saint Joseph's University, 5600 City Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA, Email:

Publication date: January 1, 2008

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