And more than one modern has called it an epiphenomenon—an absurd term.
The term "epiphenomenon" has been adopted to express the distinctness but entire dependence of the mind.
But some demon prompted me to inquire of my father the meaning of the term “epiphenomenon.”
epiphenomenon ep·i·phe·nom·e·non (ěp'ə-fĭ-nŏm'ə-nŏn')
An additional condition or symptom in the course of a disease, not necessarily connected with the disease.