SH24 Dreams

In this course we focus on the nature, epistemology, function, and ethics of dreams. Some questions we’ll consider: Are dreams experiences we have while we sleep? If so, what kinds of experience are they? Do dreams pose a sceptical threat, or can they be a source of knowledge? Does dreaming have a purpose or not? Are we ever morally culpable for our dreams, or do dreams lie outside the scope of morality? We primarily approach these questions from an analytical philosophical perspective but engage also with psychology, psychoanalysis, and neuroscience.

Course lecturer: Dr Robert Cowan
Semester:  2
Lecture hour & venue: see Honours timetable

Teaching resources for this course will be made available on the Philosophy Moodle site.