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The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind

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  • The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind (University of Toronto Press) – Hardcover (1976)
    by Julian Jaynes

    The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind
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    Hardcover, University of Toronto Press
    1976
    English
    467 pages

    ISBN: 0802023061
    ISBN-13: 9780802023063

    Fourteen years after its original publication this book remains as astounding and controversial as ever. At the heart of this book is the revolutionary idea that human consciousness did not begin far back in animal evolution, but came into being as recently as 3,000 years ago. The implications extend into every aspect if human life.

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yoryevrah

consciousness & the vestigial bicameral mind

by yoryevrah on Oct 29, 2009

Hey, this is suppressed information. The "establishment" doesn't want you to read this book. Oh, they're not worried, really, about you reading it because there are so few that will tackle the insights Julian Jaynes offers us. In his book, The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral ... More

theunconsciousfiend

The possibilities of consciousness

by theunconsciousfiend on Mar 5, 2009

This mind-boggling concept from Julian Jaynes is quite astounding. Simply put consciousness has evolved from the level of the non-subjective, where people had no concept of the instance of individuality (there was no grasp of what "I" meant), and had a twin-chambered consciousness; one basically an ... More

AbAlexander
by AbAlexander on Jul 19, 2007

This book is surely a key among keys, a wonderfully written text by an undeniably original mind. While not too academic, it is replete with concepts to push any mind. Illuminating a history so useful and new. More

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