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Author Flanagan, Owen
Title Dreaming Souls : Sleep, Dreams and the Evolution of the Conscious Mind
Imprint Cary : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1997
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Descript 1 online resource (225 pages)
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Series Philosophy of Mind Ser
Philosophy of Mind Ser
Note Cover Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication Page -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Prologue: "To Sleep: Perchance to Dream" -- 1. Heart Throbs -- My Dreams -- Dreaming Souls -- Objectifying Dreams -- The Natural Method -- Classical Philosophical Problems about Dreams -- Two New Philosophical Problems -- Identity, Memory, and Dreams -- "Up and At 'Em" -- 2. The Dreaming Mind -- The Mind's Design -- Dreams and Dreaming -- What Are Dreams For? -- Dreams Are Noise -- Dreams and Deep Thoughts -- Dreams and "Theory of Mind" -- A Brief Recapitulation -- What Are Dreams Like? -- Twisted Thinking -- Please Remember This -- 3. Sleepy Heads -- Sleep and Death -- Sleeping and Dreaming -- What Sleep Is -- REM: A Long, Strange Trip -- The AIM Model -- Going to Bed and Staying There -- Blind Dreams -- Sleeping Beasts -- What Sleep Is For -- The Functions in Sum -- 4. Dreams: The Spandrels of Sleep -- Function and Design Among the Artifacts -- Biological Design -- Adaptedness and Adaptation -- Epiphenomenalism About Dreams -- Spandrels and Exaptations -- Surely, Consciousness Is an Adaptation -- Sleep, Dreams, and Ideal Adaptation Explanations -- Dreams: Adaptations, Exaptations, or Spandrels? -- Two Neurobiologicai Hypotheses About the Function of Dreams -- Raining on the Parade -- 5. Self-Expression in Dreams -- The Twist -- Personal Terminology -- What a Person Is -- Identity Constitution -- Self-Representations -- Who Writes the Dreams? -- Dream Interpretation -- Dreams and Narrative -- Dream Themes -- Poetic Devices -- My Dreams, My Self -- The Dream Team and the Narrative Structure and Content of Dreams -- 6. Philosophical Perplexities -- Three Philosophical Problems -- The First Problem -- One Night, Three Dreams -- The Hoax and The Truth -- This Is Philosophy We Are Playing, Not Biography -- Confidence Regained -- Confidence in Connectedness
Being There -- Morning Stories:The Second Skeptical Problem -- Is the "Received View" Testable? -- Sinful Dreams -- Epilogue: Here Comes the Sun -- Creativity in Dreams -- Freud, Again -- The Evolution of Consciousness -- Selected Bibliography -- Books -- Articles -- Index -- Notes
Acknowledgments Prologue: "To Sleep: Perchance to Dream" 1. Heart Throbs 2. The Dreaming Mind 3. Sleepy Heads 4. Dreams: The Spandrels of Sleep 5. Self-Expression in Dreams 6. Philosophical Perplexities Epilogue: Here Comes the Sun Selected Bibliography Index
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Flanagan, Owen Dreaming Souls : Sleep, Dreams and the Evolution of the Conscious Mind Cary : Oxford University Press, Incorporated,c1997 9780195142358
Subject Dreams.;Dream interpretation.;Philosophy of mind
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