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Epiphenomenon

 

an adjunct to a phenomenon; a secondary phenomenon that accompanies other phenomena but has no influence on them. Some adherents of voluntarism, such as E. von Hartmann and F. Nietzsche, regarded consciousness as an epiphenomenon—an implement of the unconscious world will—while several natural-science materialists, including T. Huxley, viewed it as a consequence of the activity of the higher nervous system.

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1) Ubiquitous bioelectrical phenomena in the human body, which are either ignored or treated as epiphenomena.
Those inroads were merely epiphenomena of a much larger and far more serious thirty-five-year-long mass migration caused by the advance of the Huns westward and southward, a gigantic demographic shift that drove other barbarians scurrying ahead into Roman territory--putting enormous pressures on tenuous Roman defenses along the Rhine and Danube.
From the vantage point of what might be called socio-cognitivism, language and, by implication, meaning are approached as dynamic, three-dimensional epiphenomena of human (re)cognition, specific communicative context, and historical socio-cultural context (cf.
Specifically, Phaedo seems to have thought that nonrational desires were ineliminable epiphenomena of the body, that reason was something distinct, and that the purpose of philosophy was its "cure" and "purification.
They are unapologetic about regarding museums as part of the epiphenomena of cultural studies.
But one cannot be in India and ignore the power of religious identities and practices nor reduce their status to epiphenomena of capitalism.
Never mind if he turned the epiphenomena of the Revolution into its beating heart, or celebrated the texts of those unread at the time by any but their groupies.
This is important not just because The Industry Standard and its cousins were epiphenomena of Wired but because the two define differing approaches to the digital revolution.
In Chomsky's politics such events are epiphenomena to incorporate within his decades-long lecture and established intellectual model.
The signs of institutional rationalization, the literature of republican political thought, and the humanists' concern to articulate an ethic of civic harmony that are habitually cited to identify what is distinctive about Renaissance political culture were epiphenomena.
She may give us a perfunctory connecting line or two in the beginning of each chapter, but too often the interesting work of making these epiphenomena into a complete phenomenon is lacking.
Boltzmann was among those determined to look deeper, to show that temperature, pressure, viscosity, heat conduction, and other Ludwig Boltzmann qualities were epiphenomena arising from the jostling of invisible specks of matter: molecules and atoms.