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[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / D. Scepticism / 5. Dream Scepticism]

Full Idea

Dreams are never joined by the memory with all the actions of life, as is the case with those actions that occur when one is awake.

Gist of Idea

Waking actions are joined by memory to all our other actions, unlike actions of which we dream


René Descartes (Meditations [1641], §6.89)

Book Reference

Descartes,René: 'Discourse on Method/The Meditations', ed/tr. Sutcliffe,F.E. [Penguin 1968], p.168