Consciousness is epiphenomenal
Conscious experience is a mere collateral product of our nervous system, unable to exert any causal influence but caused by the activities therein.
Shadworth Hodgson (1870).

Note: Epiphenomenalism is usually traced to T. H. Huxley, but Hodgson's work is earlier.
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