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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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

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9780395207291
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Jaynes, Julian
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Mariner Books
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Boston :
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Consciousness
Subject:
Consciousness -- History.
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Human Physiology
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Trade Paper
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1009
Publication Date:
20000815
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Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
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Yes
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512
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9 x 6 x 1.25 in 1.31 lb

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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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