Julian Jaynes Society featured blog posts on consciousness and bicameral mentality.


Aristotle through a Jaynesian Lens

Bissell and Kolhatkar modernize Aristotle’s ethics, deftly incorporating contemporary social sciences to explore self-actualization and human essence, challenging traditional views and highlighting the need for a society that nurtures individual flourishing. Their insightful integration of philosophy with real-world empiricism offers fresh perspectives on achieving a meaningful life.

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Fact Checking Scott Alexander’s Discussion of Julian Jaynes’s Theory on “Slate Star Codex” – Part 2

In June 2020, the psychiatrist and blogger Scott Alexander wrote a review of Julian Jaynes’s The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind for his popular “Star Slate Codex” blog. . His review contains a number of misconceptions and errors, and I will attempt to clear those up here.

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