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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.

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ISBN:
9780547527543
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Subject:
Human Physiology
Author:
Jaynes, Julian
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20000815
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
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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