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Dreaming: A Conceptual Framework for Philosophy of Mind and Empirical Research

Jennifer M. Windt


Are dreams conscious experiences occurring during sleep? What exactly would it mean to say that they are? How does the concept of dreaming fit into the framework of concepts commonly used to describe conscious wake states? And how can the analysis of dreaming inform a philosophical theory of subjective experience and self-consciousness? The book proposes a conceptual framework for describing conscious experience in dreams and sketches preliminary answers to these – and many more - questions along the way. In doing so, it draws from different sources, of which the most important are the discuss ... More

Keywords: dreaming, sleep, lucid dreaming, consciousness, self-consciousness, dream skepticism, first-person reports, mind wandering, hallucination, imagination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780262028677
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262028677.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer M. Windt, author
Monash University