Title

Dreaming: Ontological and Methodological Considerations

RIS ID

106744

Publication Details

Kirchhoff, M. D. (2016). Dreaming: Ontological and Methodological Considerations. Constructivist Foundations, 11 (2), 420-423.

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University of Brussels

Abstract

This commentary focuses on an ontological claim made by the authors of this target article: that perceiving, imagining and dreaming are inseparable. It explores how best to understand this "inseparability condition." It is shown that the evidence needed to justify a strict reading of the inseparability condition is lacking, while there is room for a more relaxed rendition of the inseparability condition. The inferred lesson is that in developing an enactive neurophenomenology of dreaming, it is a non-trivial task to achieve clarity about the ontology of dreaming, and its relationship to imagining as well as perceiving

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