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Dreaming: Ontological and Methodological Considerations

Journal Article


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

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


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

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84962558415

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2825

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 420

End Page


  • 423

Volume


  • 11

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • Belgium

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

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


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

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84962558415

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2825

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 420

End Page


  • 423

Volume


  • 11

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • Belgium