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Ernest Sosa on Dreams
An analysis of Ernest Sosa's philosophy on dreams.
# 138451 | 3,500 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Psychology (Dreams) , Philosophy (General)

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In this paper, Ernest Sosa's logical supposition on dreams is assessed and described from a number of epistimic perspectives including from a historic standpoint, from the positions of other philosophers such as Rene Descartes and Immanuel Kant as well as from a modern perspective. The paper then compares the views of Freud and Jung and includes the empirical evidence of modern science.

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"What are dreams? What is reality? If we can define reality, can we define the content of dreams? What is knowledge? Is there innate (a priori) knowledge or is all learning derived from experience (a posteriori)? And, if we learn from dreams what is the nature of this learning? Are dreams `imaginative experiences?' meaning that we `do not believe the contents of our dreams, but rather imagine them?' Such epistemological questions are the subject of Ernest Sosa writings. Sosa, a professor of philosophy at Rutgers University and formerly at Brown University, is a leading theorist in the philosophical world of..."

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