Julian Jaynes Society
“Reflexive rejection of novel concepts is the antithesis of discovery.”
− Michael Persinger, Ph.D. in Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness
Below are a selection of published critiques of Julian Jaynes’s theory, followed by brief responses or references to more lengthy responses. Please also see Parts 2 and 3. For responses to general myths and misconceptions, please see Myths vs. Facts About Julian Jaynes’s Theory.
1. Critiques Regarding the Nature of Consciousness
2. Critiques Regarding Bicameral Mentality & Jaynes’s Neurological Model
3. Critiques Regarding Bicameral Mentality in Ancient History
4. Critiques Regarding the Dating of Consciousness (The Iliad and the Old Testament)