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Single Idea 18019

[catalogued under 2. Reason / F. Fallacies / 8. Category Mistake / a. Category mistakes]

Full Idea

It is an empirical fact that people often sincerely report having had dreams which involve category mistakes.

Gist of Idea

People have dreams which involve category mistakes


Ofra Magidor (Category Mistakes [2013], 3.4)

Book Reference

Magidor,Ofra: 'Category Mistakes' [OUP 2013], p.62

A Reaction

She doesn't give any examples, but I was thinking that this might be the case before I read this idea. Dreams seem to allow you to live with gaps in reality that we don't tolerate when awake.