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Jaynes' Bicameral Mind Theory Featured in HBO's "Westworld"
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Author:  Moderator [ Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Jaynes' Bicameral Mind Theory Featured in HBO's "Westworld"

Julian Jaynes's theory will be featured in the new HBO series "Westworld."

Julian Jaynes will be mentioned by name and his theory will be discussed by Anthony Hopkins' character Dr. Robert Ford starting in Episode 3, "The Stray."

The season finale (Episode 10) is even titled "The Bicameral Mind."

Has anyone been watching this series? Let us your thoughts on how Jaynes' theory is portrayed after Episode 3 airs this Sunday.

Author:  Moderator [ Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Jaynes' Bicameral Mind Theory Featured in HBO's "Westwor

Here's an interview and recent article on Julian Jaynes's bicameral mind theory and "Westworld":

The Bicameral Mind Explains What's Next for Westworld

Why the Bicameral Mind Theory Is Crucial to Unlocking Westworld

Author:  ASD [ Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Jaynes' Bicameral Mind Theory Featured in HBO's "Westwor

Westworld's secret philosophy: What is the Bicameral Mind?

I think the narrator gets it pretty much right except at the end, when he says that the last stage of the breakdown of the bicameral mind is when the person stops thinking of the voice in his head as God. But actually, I think Jaynes said that the person stops hearing the voice in his head. Which leads me to believe that maybe the narrator is confusing Jaynes's auditory hallucinations with the narrative "voice" imagined by all conscious people.

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