September 22, 2006

My First Academic Journal Paper!

Last night I received word that a paper I wrote entitled "The Ontological Status of Dreams in Berkeleian Metaphysics" has been accepted for publication by The Dualist! The paper argues that the characteristics of dream perceptions by which we, in practice, distinguish them from waking perceptions prevent dream perceptions from functioning as a language in the way Berkeley believes waking perceptions do and thus provide a principled grounding for an ontological distinction between dreams and waking life. The dream characteristics used are based on the four tests proposed by Leibniz in his "On the Method of Distinguishing Real From Imaginary Phenomena." When the journal comes out it will be available online. I'll post a link as soon as it is up (I understand it may be a few months before that happens).

Posted by Kenny at September 22, 2006 4:08 PM
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Congratulations. I look forward to tracking your progress. Keep up the good fight.

-- Another aspiring student. =)

Posted by: Daniel at September 29, 2006 2:36 PM

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