Dreams Although the idea of dreams has always been a psychological one, there is a philosophical side to them. Descartes once said, "For all I know, I might be dreaming" (Bruder/Moore, Philosophy, 81). This conjecture of Descatres was one that explained the concept of dreams. He asked the question, How do we know that we are not dreaming and our whole life is but a dream? There can never be an answer to this question but it proves that there is a philosophical view of dreams.
The superego serves as a filter and limits the ID which presents t... ... middle of paper ... ...heory, reverse learning theory, and activation synthesis model, others focus on the mental exercise and simulations that dreams bring to us in the evolutionary theory of sleep. While many of the theories agree that dreams are a representation of ideas and thoughts from the unconscious mind, no single theory has been formed as the single primary authority on the matter of dreams despite more support for some of the theories. The fact of the matter is that despite the rampant research and discourse on the concept behind dreaming, these theories are merely speculations. But these speculations feed the curiosity on dreams and will hopefully lead to the expansion of dream analysis to not only better develop the current understanding of dreams, but also to help people around the world by possibly expanding dream analysis to become an early identifier of mental illness.
Furthermore, his dream disagreement states one can’t certitude our sins when awake, only because your mind is accomplished in producing false images while dreaming. Yet, if one was dreaming they would eventually be aware of the dream and it would contain at that moment. Moreover, any dreaming absoluteness is nothing more than congenitally imperfect since it was created by an impaired consciousness. It was then said I exist, everything that I know is information otherwise it would be excellent. To fully understand Descartes about dreams argument break it down For Example Premise 1: Often times understood as the sensations while dreaming which is a sensation while one is dreaming and still awake.
Do dreams have deeper meaning in our lives? The answers to these questions have eluded and intrigued many psychologists throughout history and have sparked my interest as well. As an avid and vivid dreamer I have often found myself wondering what the true meanings to my dreams were. So what are dreams? “Strictly speaking, dreams are images and imagery, thoughts, sounds and voices, and subjective sensations experienced when we sleep.”1 Even after thousands of years of research, psychologists have still not come to an agreed answer on why we dream.
It is observed that, by paying tribute their dreams, the people of the Senoi tribe learn to have faith in themselves. Also, they have very few, if any, mental problems “could working constructively with dreams be part of the answer” to mental issues? (Peirce) Along with tradition, there are also many theories about dreams. Sigmund Freud, the first psychologist to study dreams in-depth, hypothesized that dreams were just subconscious thoughts. He believed that dreams show wants and thoughts in symbolic form that aren’t acceptable on a conscious level.
From the day we are born till the day we die. Dreaming is the language your brain uses to communicate with you and analyze with you the processes occurring in your subconscious. Although the definition of dreams is clear, but the reason behind them remains a mystery. Most experts state that dreams are the body’s way of repairing and rejuvenating itself. Others believe that dreams have a more psychological purpose.
One of the most popular theories of why people dream is Sigmund Freud's theory of Wish fullfillment. Freud sees all dreams as wish fullfillment. In his book The Interpretation of Dreams he wrote "dreams are disguised fulfillments of repressed wishes." He believed that dre... ... middle of paper ... ...formation that is recieved by the cerebrial cortex that during dreams some things are needed to be thrown out, what is un-needed. If not done so it could disrupt the organization of memories.
Dreams are states of consciousness, known as the stories and mental images our brains create during certain stages of sleep. Even though these are a common feature of humankind, they continue to remain a mystery. For many years, psychologists have come up with different theories as an attempt to explain why this phenomenon, we have not been able to understand, takes place. While some researchers believe dreams have no purpose nor greater meaning, others believe dreams are imperative for mental and emotional health. Nonetheless, although there are numerous theories, these are all primarily based on speculations rather than actual research, which gives anyone the opportunity to form a theory as to why dreams occur.
Modern Man In Search Of A Soul describes the techniques of dream analysis that a psychoanalyst following Jung's ideas would ideally follow. In the time when Modern Man In Search Of A Soul was written, 1931, many psychiatrists did not believe in the unconscious. Jung says that the unconscious exists and that without it dreams would be "merely a freak of nature". Without the unconscious the dream would simply be a group of memory fragments assembled in a strange order. With the unconscious dreams represent a window into the inner thoughts which are causally related to neuroses and are therefore important in a patients treatment.
Dreams let us escape our crazy and complicated lives and in most cases, we can interpret our sometimes seemingly impossible dreams and put meaning behind them in the hopes of learning more about ourselves in relation to the real world. Understanding the history, science, and interpretations behind dreams will allow people to appreciate the work of our subconscious and the unique way in which the brain functions. Body paragraph 1: With this in mind, it is important to recognize the very early philosophies and interpretations of dreams. Even if previous theories about something as complicated as dreams seem exaggerated, they relate to modern ideas and opinions. Originally, dreams were a part of the supernatural world.