psychophysical parallelism

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An approach to the mind-body problem first suggested by the German philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646–1716) in the early 18th century, a form of dualism according to which mental and physical processes are perfectly correlated but not causally connected, like the movements of two clocks standing side by side. Also called parallelism. Compare epiphenomenalism, interactionism (1).

Subjects: Psychology.

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