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The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind
The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind | Julian Jaynes
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At the heart of this classic, seminal book is Julian Jaynes's still-controversial thesis that human consciousness did not begin far back in animal evolution but instead is a learned process that came about only three thousand years ago and is still developing. The implications of this revolutionary scientific paradigm extend into virtually every aspect of our psychology, our history and culture, our religion -- and indeed our future.
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Ddzmini
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Thank you for the tag @Eggs I enjoy these so here it goes

1. I‘m trying to finish the book tagged above… but I‘ll be with my daughter and granddaughter from tomorrow until Sunday so I‘m hoping for any reading time 🤗

2. There are several dishes I love for this day so my top dish would be a 5 cup dish (cream cheese, walnuts, pineapple, coconut, mandarin oranges, and marshmallows… it‘s a salad/desert type of dish) 🤗

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Ddzmini
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I‘m going to let this statement sink in… see if anyone catches it 🤨🙂🙃

DivineDiana This is a bit too confusing for my mind. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1w
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Ddzmini
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“ O‘ what a world of unseen visions and heard silences, this insubstantial country of the mind”.

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Ddzmini
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I know that‘s small but I really love reading books that expand knowledge and understand… 🤗

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OK. This pick‘s way out there. The title only hints at the phantasmagoria within, as Jaynes seeks to show that the ability to introspect is a relatively late evolutionary development. Before that, we heard voices. Hence God or the gods in, say, the Bible and Homer are always telling people to ‘go here‘ and ‘do that‘. Now we just think it. Jaynes argues that the mind is a linguistic construct: perhaps the first person to do that. Visionary stuff!

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Almost halfway finished, very interesting.

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He felt the evidence showed that some metaphysical force had directed evolution at three different points: the beginning of life, the beginning of consciousness, and the beginning of civilized culture.

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Westworld has me wanting to finally read my copy of this book.

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