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The origin of consciousness in the breakdown of the bicameral mind

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Synopsis:

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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Julian Jaynes (1923-1997) achieved an almost cult-like reputation for this controversial book, which was his only published work.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395207291
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston :
Author:
Jaynes, Julian
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Consciousness
Subject:
Consciousness -- History.
Subject:
Human Physiology
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
1009
Publication Date:
20000815
Binding:
Paperback
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.25 in 1.31 lb

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Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Cognitive Science
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Mind and Consciousness
Humanities » Philosophy » General

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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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