Mind and Language 24 (1):103-121 (2009)

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Jonathan Ichikawa
University of British Columbia
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What is it like to dream? On an orthodox view, dreams involve misleading sensations and false beliefs. I argue, on philosophical, psychological, and neurophysiological grounds, that orthodoxy about dreaming should be rejected in favor of an imagination model of dreaming. I am thus in partial agreement with Colin McGinn, who has argued that we do not have misleading sensory experiences while dreaming, and partially in agreement with Ernest Sosa, who has argued that we do not form false beliefs while dreaming. Rather, on my view, dreams involve mental imagery and propositional imagination. I defend the imagination model of dreaming from objections.
Keywords Imagination  Dissertation  Dreams
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0017.2008.01355.x
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