Assoc. Prof. Peña-Guzmán discusses new book “When Animals Dream: The Hidden World of Animal Consciousness.”

Author: Shayla Love, Vice
June 9, 2022

What nonhuman animals experience while sleeping can be called dreaming, philosopher David Peña-Guzmán writes in a new book. This impacts how we should think about their interior lives.

"Since animals can’t describe what went on in their minds after they wake up, scientists have been wary of speculating about the nature of their unconscious, said the philosopher David Peña-Guzmán, an associate professor of humanities and liberal studies at San Francisco State University.

In a new bookWhen Animals Dream: The Hidden World of Animal Consciousness, Peña-Guzmán pushes back against this instinct. He argues that there is enough evidence on nonhuman animal sleep to claim that yes, animals do dream—and this claim raises many interesting philosophical and moral questions that are worth exploring, starting with wondering why there's been a reluctance to say that animals can dream like we can."

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