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The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind

Jaynes, Julian (Book - 1990)
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The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind
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At the heart of this revised edition is the idea that human consciousness did not begin far back in animal evolution, but is a learned process brought into being as recently as 3000 years ago out of an earlier hallucinatory mentality. The implications of this theory extend into all aspects of man's psychology, history, culture, religion and even future. Included in this edition is an introduction in which the author answers critics of his theory and presents his new ideas.
Authors: Jaynes, Julian, 1920-1997
Title: The origin of consciousness in the breakdown of the bicameral mind
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c1990
Characteristics: 491 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Notes: "With a new afterword by the author"--Jacket
Uniform Title: Bicameral mind
ISBN: 0395563526
0395564727
1395564727
Branch Call Number: BF311 .J36 1990
Statement of Responsibility: Julian Jaynes
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Headings: Consciousness History Consciousness
Topical Term: Consciousness
Consciousness
LCCN: 91157098
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