Dreaming and Sleeping

  • Simon Høffding
Part of the New Directions in Philosophy and Cognitive Science book series (NDPCS)


This chapter assesses what the phenomenology of different kinds of dreaming and sleeping can teach us with respect to musical absorption. Drawing on Evan Thompson’s work, I trace certain analogies between on the one hand, absorbed not-being-there and dreamless sleep and, on the other hand, ex-static absorption and lucid dreaming. With respect to the former pair, I begin an analysis of the nature of awareness without an intentional object, and in respect to the latter pair, I draw further connections to the science of out-of-body experiences.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon Høffding
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  1. 1.University of OsloOsloNorway

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