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The Nature and Functions of Dreaming$
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Ernest Hartmann

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199751778

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751778.001.0001

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The Functions of the Continuum

The Functions of the Continuum

(p.121) 12 The Functions of the Continuum
The Nature and Functions of Dreaming

Ernest Hartmann

Oxford University Press

This chapter argues that although the sixth and last point of the contemporary theory—that the entire continuum has a function—is very difficult to prove or even to approach experimentally, it appears to need no proof. It seems self-evident. As we think of human beings living normal human lives (now or in ancestral times), focused-waking-thought is obviously useful. It is clearly important and functional for us to be able to think directly and clearly, to accomplish a task, to make and to carry out plans for the future.

Keywords:   focused-waking-thought, human life, function, continuum, focused-waking-thought

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