The Dennes Room

Event Detail

Mon Dec 12, 2011
Howison Library, 4:10–6 PM
Graduate Research Colloquium
Tony Bezsylko (University of California, Berkeley)
Morrissey’s Lament

Do we know that we dream by remembering our dreams? It seems that we do. Daniel Dennett, however, argues that we do not. I show that the only way to resist Dennet’s argument and save our ordinary thought that we know by memory that we dream is by adopting a view of memory which traces back to Bertrand Russell’s 1912 position and which I call the retained acquaintance view.