The origin of consciousness in the breakdown of the bicameral mind

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Houghton Mifflin, 1976 - Philosophy - 467 pages
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Proposes that human brains existed in a bicameral state until as recently as 3000 years ago and that consciousness as we know it was a subsequent development. This controversial theory has been called "either complete rubbish or consumate genius."

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User Review  - mattresslessness - LibraryThing

It's stunt theory, pure and simple. A fairly hefty catalogue could be made of Jaynes' reach exceeding his grasp, but you don't go to an Evel Knievel show and complain about reckless driving - you go ... Read full review

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User Review  - blake.rosser - LibraryThing

A compelling thesis that left me intrigued if not overwhelmingly convinced. Jaynes certainly provides for an interesting reading of the Iliad. And it definitely makes me want to go back and peruse the ... Read full review


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