Toward a philosophy of sleep

Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 34 (September):73-81 (1973)
My chief claim is that no one could understand the meaning of either 'consciousness' or 'unconsciousness' unless his consciousness had been interrupted on at least one occasion. I consider various attempts that might be made to teach the meanings of these terms to a person who had never lost consciousness, And I show how these attempts fail. The ideas of consciousness and unconsciousness can occur only to a person in whose experience there has been a gap
Keywords Consciousness  Philosophical Anthropology  Sleep
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DOI 10.2307/2106781
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