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References and further reading

  • Aristotle (c. 350) On Dreams, in W.D. Ross (ed.) The Works of Aristotle, London: Oxford University Press, 1931, vol. 3.

    (The first complete small treatise on dreams.)

  • Debru, C. (1990) Neurophilosophie du rêve, Paris: Hermann.

    (Overview of the main neurophysiological theories.)

  • Dement, W. and Kleitmann, N. (1957) ‘Cyclic Variations of EEG during Sleep and their Relations to Eye Movements, Bodily Motility and Dreaming’, Electroenceph. Clin. Neurophysiol. 3: 673–690.

    (The title says it all.)

  • Dennett, D. (1976) ‘Are Dreams Experiences?’, Philosophical Review 73: 151–171; repr. in D. Dennett, Brainstorms, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

    (Tries to do justice to both Malcolm’s insights and neurophysiological evidence.)

  • Descartes, R. ([1641] 1969) Meditations on First Philosophy, trans. E.S. Haldane and G.R.T. Ross, in The Philosophical Works of Descartes, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, vol. 1.

    (The famous ‘dream argument’ and its anti-sceptical criticism.)

  • Foulkes, D. (1966) The Psychology of Sleep, New York: Scribner’s.

    (Standard source.)

  • Hopkins, J. (1991) ‘The Interpretation of Dreams’, in J. Neu (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Freud, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 86–135.

    (A lucid synopsis of Freud’s theory of dreams in an analytic framework.)

  • Jouvet, M. (1991) ‘Le someil paradoxal: Est-il le guardien de l’individuation psychologique?’ (Paradoxical Sleep: Is it the Guardian of Psychological Individuation?), Revue Canadienne de Psychologie 45: 148–168.

  • Malcolm, N. (1959) Dreaming, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

    (Important monograph on the concept of dreaming, with some of the most debated arguments, and useful excerpts from the philosophical literature.)

  • Putnam, H. (1962) ‘Dreaming and “Depth Grammar”’, in R. Butler (ed.) Analytical Philosophy. First Series, Oxford: Blackwell; repr. in Mind, Language and Reality, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1975, 304–324.

    (Anti-verificationist criticism of Malcolm.)

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