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Dreams: Dreams are a series of images, thoughts, and emotions that occur in the mind during sleep. See also Interpretation of dreams, Psychoanalysis, Psychology.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Paul Ricoeur on Dreams - Dictionary of Arguments

I 18
Dream/Freud/Ricoeur: this word - dream - is not a word that closes, but that opens. It does not enclose a marginal phenomenon of psychological life, the fantasies of our nights, the dreamlike. It opens up above all psychic productions, insofar as they are the analogues of the dream, in madness and in culture, whatever the degree and principle of this relationship may be; with the dream is set what I called (...) the semantics
I 19
of desire; but this semantics revolves around a somewhat nuclear theme: as a person who desires, I walk along in disguise - larvatus prodeo; and this immediately distorts the language: it wants to say something different than it says, it has a double meaning, is ambiguous. The dream and its analogues are thus located in a region of language that announces itself as the place of complex meanings, where in an immediate sense another sense opens up and at the same time hides itself; we want to call this region of double meaning symbol (...). >Sense/Ricoeur
, >Symbol/Ricoeur, >Interpretation/Ricoeur.
I 27
Dream/Ricoeur: it is the dream (...) that testifies to the fact that we are constantly saying something different from what we want to say; there is a manifest meaning that never stops pointing to hidden meaning; this makes every sleeper a poet. In this respect, the dream expresses the private archaeology of the sleeper, which sometimes overlaps with that of peoples, and that is why Freud often limits the concept of symbol to those dream themes that repeat mythology. >Dream interpretation/Ricoeur.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Ricoeur I
Paul Ricoeur
De L’interprétation. Essai sur Sigmund Freud
German Edition:
Die Interpretation. Ein Versuch über Freud Frankfurt/M. 1999

Ricoeur II
Paul Ricoeur
Interpretation theory: discourse and the surplus of meaning Fort Worth 1976

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