In this final installment of our interview, Brian Nuckols begins by explaining the metaphysical and social implications of dreams within dreams and recurring dreams. We then pass through a fascinating digression on how falsifiability applies to psychoanalysis and on the politics surrounding therapeutic modalities. We conclude with Brian’s actionable suggestions for the curious listener, divided into three parts: remembering our dreams, interpreting our dreams, and lucid dreaming.
Next week: Against Certainty, Pt. 1: Knowledge and Experience
Special thanks for Jackie Blum for the podcast art, and The Tin Box for the theme music.
00:36 – Metaphysics of dreams within dreams and recurring dreams
7:32 – Interpretations of common recurring dreams
14:28 – Falsifiability
21:03 – Politics behind evaluating effectiveness of different therapeutic modalities
30:57 – Techniques – Remembering
35:02 – Techniques – Interpreting
43:54 – Techniques – Lucid dreaming
55:00 – What you do when you ludic dream
1:03:41 – Dangers of lucid dreaming