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2013 Julian Jaynes Society Conference on Consciousness and Bicameral Studies Audio CD

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The 2013 Julian Jaynes Society Conference on Consciousness and Bicameral Studies
June 5-8, 2013, Charleston, WV Co-chairs: Rabbi James Cohn and Marcel Kuijsten

$49.95

Contains 24 lectures related to Jaynes's theory plus a Q & A session with Rabbi James Cohn, Marcel Kuijsten, and Brian J. McVeigh, totaling nearly 12 hours of material. Each lecture has been carefully edited to improve the overall quality. The CD also includes the conference program booklet and photos from the conference.

In June 2013, the 2013 Julian Jaynes Society Conference on Consciousness and Bicameral Studies was held in Charleston, West Virginia. This was the largest conference entirely dedicated to Julian Jaynes's theory on consciousness and the bicameral mind ever held. The multidisciplinary program featured 26 speakers over three full days, including keynote talks by Professor Roy Baumeister, Professor Merlin Donald, and Dr. Dirk Corstens. The conference brought together Jaynes enthusiasts from around the U.S. as well as Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, Thailand, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

Topics include:

  • the nature and cultural origins of consciousness
  • consciousness and language
  • Jaynes's theory & contemporary philosophy of mind
  • consciousness in the Bible & translating ancient texts
  • bicameralism in Mesopotamia and new evidence for Jaynes's theory
  • religion and the bicameral mind
  • inspired poetry and hearing voices
  • hallucinations and the bicameral mind
  • working with voice hearers
  • rhetoric, cave art, metaphor and mind-space

Contents:
1. Introduction: The 2013 Julian Jaynes Society Conference on Consciousness and Bicameral Studies

2. Day 1 Morning Session: Consciousness and Free Will
3. Gary Williams - Julian Jaynes and the Refrigerator Light Problem (26:55)
4. Martin Kommor, M.D. - The Role of Self-Reflection (and Reflective Supervision) in the Development of Psychiatric Residents (27:04)
5. Roy Baumeister, Ph.D. - The Why, What, and How of Human Consciousness (Keynote Speaker) (49:02)

6. Day 1 Afternoon Session: Consciousness and Language
7. Bill Rowe - The Other Origin of Consciousness: Infancy and its Relationship to Julian Jaynes's Theory (27:54)
8. Martin L. Lenhardt, Ph.D. - Expansion of Jaynes' Wahee-Wahoo Hypothesis for Speech/Language Evolution (19:52)
9. Eric Alexander La Freniere - A Bicameral Semiotic: The Linguistic Sign as Image-Word Dyad (23:44)
10. Malcolm David Lowe - How Languages Create Mind Space and The 'Analog I' (18:35)
11. Ralf Funke - The Origin of Consciousness and the Breakdown of Private Language (18:22)
12. Gregory Conrow - An Encounter of Jaynes and Derrida: Consciousness, Divine Voice and Writing (21:53)

13. Day 2 Morning Session: Consciousness, Philosophy, and Culture
14. Jan Sleutels, Ph.D. - The Contingency of Mind: Situating Jaynes in the Changing Landscape of Contemporary Philosophy of Mind (32:25)
15. Merlin Donald, Ph.D. - What We Were, What We Are Becoming: The Human Cognitive Journey (Keynote Speaker) (52:37)

16. Day 2 Afternoon Session: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
17. Rabbi James Cohn - A Jaynesian Philology: The Bible as a Written Record of the Dawn of Consciousness (27:03)
18. Marcel Kuijsten - The Gods of Mesopotamia and the Presentist Fallacy (27:22)
19. Clay McNearney, Ph.D. - Robert Bellah and Julian Jaynes: An Imagined Conversation (21:53)
20. Andrew Stehlik, Th.D. - Polytheism, Monotheism and Beyond (22:51)
21. John Hainly - A Missing Piece of the Puzzle: Jaynes and the Psychology of Religion (29:26)

22. Day 3 Morning Session: Hallucinations and the Bicameral Mind
23. Carole Brooks Platt, Ph.D. - The Right Mind of the Poet (31:13)
24. Elisabeth Bell Carroll - A Vestige of the Bicameral Mind in the Modern World (21:57)
25. Dirk Corstens, M.D. - The Origins of Voices: Life History and Voices & Lessons for Recovery (Keynote Speaker) (01:04:14)

26. Day 3 Afternoon Session: Metaphor and Mindspace
27. Brian J. McVeigh, Ph.D. - The Emergence of Psychotherapies in Modern Japan: A Jaynesian Interpretation (23:54)
28. Ted Remington, Ph.D. - Jaynes, Metaphor, and the Rhetorical Structuring of Consciousness (20:31)
29. Terryl Atkins - Picturing Thinking: Externalization of the Images of Mind in a Darkened Space (20:07)
30. John Schedel, Ph.D. - Julian Jaynes and Owen Barfield on the Origins, Nature, and Trajectory of Consciousness (17:18)
31. Arash Daklan - How to Make a Conscious Chess-Player Machine: Making Artificial Intelligence out of Julian Jaynes' Theory (17:54)

Bonus Material:
32. Reception Night Question & Answer Session with James Cohn, Marcel Kuijsten, and Brian McVeigh (36:45)


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