Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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The trouble with people like Dennett is that he not only does not solve the Hard Problem, but he does not seem to fully understand it either.
Any emergent property can at least be qualitatively explained, i.e., we have a good and convincing step by step story how a phenomenon emerges from underlying mechanisms. We do not have such a story for conscious experiences. Simply claiming there is one will not make the Hard Problem go away.
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