It’s official! Our latest book, Conversations on Consciousness and the Bicameral Mind: Interviews with Leading Thinkers on Julian Jaynes’s Theory was published last week and is now available for immediate shipping from the Julian Jaynes Society as well as Amazon.com.
International Jaynes enthusiasts: The book is now available on Amazon sites in the following countries:
Germany (also serving many nearby countries)
Spain & Portugal
United Kingdom, with additional locations coming soon.
You can also special order the book from many bookstores worldwide. If you order via a bookstore, please share your experience by replying to this e-mail.
A big thank you to everyone that pre-ordered the book, as well as to Dr. Phillip Kent, Patrick Garner, Patricia P. and Philip Ardery for being the first to post reviews of the book on the Julian Jaynes Society website and Amazon:
A wonderful addition to the literature. Well worth the money
“The title says it all. The book contains a series of interesting interviews by leading researchers in the field. Strongly recommended for all those wishing to learn more about Jayne’s theory, and research which supports it.” — Dr. Phillip Kent
“Nicely edited, timely, compelling read. Easy 5 stars.” — Patrick Garner
“Highly recommended for anyone interested in learning about Julian Jaynes’ fascinating ideas. … filled with a great deal of interesting insights, stimulating observations, and clarifications and extensions of the theory.” — Patricia P.
Boosted my Learning
“Conversations enables any reader to get deeper insight into Jaynes’s work and its impacts. … Conversations does more than advocate and promote Jaynes’s ideas and document their widening influence. The book’s “Bicameral Mentality” section concludes with Kuijsten interviewing partial skeptic John Kihlstrom, emeritus cognitive social psychologist at University of California, Berkeley. Kihlstrom tells Kuijsten, “I accept two and a half of Jaynes’s four hypotheses,” and the respectful sparring of these two thinkers over 30+ pages yields many sharp insights and rich food for reflection.” — Philip Ardery