What is it about?

Lucid dreaming is a type of dream in which subjects become aware of their oneiric state and may even have the possibility to control the dreaming. As an especial state of consciousness, it has caught the attention of many philosophers, from the pioneer Aristotle to the contemporary Jennifer Windt. Here, we review the Western philosophers who wrote about lucid dreaming from the point of view of history and neuroscience.

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Why is it important?

As far as we know, it is the first philosophical review about lucid dreaming

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I believe this paper will foster the discussion on the philosophy of lucid dreaming and human consciousness

Sergio Arthuro Mota Rolim
Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

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This page is a summary of: I dream therefore I am: A review on lucid dreaming in Western philosophy., Dreaming, March 2021, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/drm0000156.
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