Critiques & Responses

Responses to common critiques of Julian Jaynes’s theory of the origin of consciousness and the bicameral mind. See also: Myths and Misconceptions

Critiques of Jaynes’s Theory: A General Pattern

Part 1: Miscellaneous Critiques

Part 2: Frank S. Robinson’s “How Old is the Self?”

Part 3: Close-Mindedness and Mysticism in Science
Commentary on John Smythies’s Review of Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness

See also: JJS Fact Checks
Fact-checking misconceptions and false statements about Julian Jaynes’s theory made by authors and bloggers.