This work is designed to make Aristotle's neglected but fascinating writings on sleep and dreams accessible in translation to modern readers, and to provide a commentary with a contemporary perspective. It considers Aristotle's theory of dreams in historical context, especially in relation to Plato. It also discusses neo-Freudian interpretations of Aristotle and contemporary experimental psychology of dreaming. Aristotle's account of dreaming as a function of the imagination is examined from a philosophical perspective. The work is revised and corrected version of the North American edition.
David Gallop is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Trent University, Ontario, and has taught philosophy at the University of Toronto. His publications include editions of Plato's Phaedo, Defence of Socrates, Euthyphro and Crito.