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  1. Nov 2018
  2. Sep 2018
  3. Apr 2018
    1. Gish sought to interpret the dream; Spoke to his mother:

      Gilgamesh feels as though his dream holds meaning. Therefore, he is seeking guidance from his mother, and relying on her lens of perception in order to make sense of his dream.

  4. Jun 2017
  5. Feb 2017
    1. Moreover, man permits himself to be deceived in f I his dreams every night of his life. His moral sen-timent docs not even make an attempt to prcvenl this, whereas there arc supposed lo be men who have stopped snoring through sheer will power.

      What is Nietzsche suggesting about the agency of human beings here and the extent of our mental faculties? He says that man "permits" himself to be deceived by dreams every night, but I mean, has anyone ever tried to resist dreaming, using nothing but sheer will and while unconscious? Is there no difference in resisting some physical habit like snoring and some "internal" habit like dreaming? Or would Nietzsche consider both habits (snoring and dreaming) to be controlled by the same faculty and therefore both able to be resisted? This is just wacky to me.

  6. Dec 2015