UCL Bookshelf: 'Dream, Death, and the Self', by J J Valberg
19 July 2007
A new book by Dr Jerry Valberg, a former senior lecturer at UCL Philosophy, looks at the age-old philosophical question: what if life were just a dream? In 'Dream, Death, and the Self', Dr Valberg's argument runs that, if life were a dream, the subject matter of the dream would be a 'personal horizon', within which everything each of us knows exists.
In this way, Professor Valberg brings together two key philosophical questions - about dreaming and death - by linking them in a theory of personal identity. It is one of a number of existential puzzles that the book grapples with.
'Dream, Death, and the Self' is published by Princeton University Press.