Dear Members and Friends of the Julian Jaynes Society,
Please join us for our upcoming online event this Thursday, November 16th, and check out other recent Jaynes-related news:
RSVP for our online event: “The Psychology of Ancient Egypt” – Interview and Discussion with Brian J. McVeigh
“The Importance of Nailing Down the Basics” by Brian J. McVeigh
Fact-checking Scott Alexanders’s “Slate Star Codex” review of Jaynes’s Origin
A new, rare video of Julian Jaynes presenting his ideas to young students
Online Event: The Psychology of Ancient Egypt Thursday, November 16th, 2023 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern
Join us for a 90-minute interview and Q&A session with Brian J. McVeigh on his latest book, The Psychology of Ancient Egypt: Reconstructing A Lost Mentality.
We will be delving into many aspects of ancient Egypt that are relevant to Julian Jaynes’s theory. This online event will be held on Thursday, November 16th, 2023 at 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern. The hour-long interview will be followed by a 30 minute question and answer session with the event participants. Free and open to the public (RSVP required).
“A word of thanks to all those who tested their knowledge of Julian Jaynes’s theory by taking the JJS Quizzes on Jaynes’s Theory. In an earlier blog, I made the point that a major deterrent to understanding Jaynes is the …” Read more
“Scott Alexander begins his review of Jaynes’s The Origin of Consciousness with an odd opening. He describes it as “brilliant” and writes that it only has “two minor flaws”: It purports to explain the origin of consciousness and it “posits a breakdown of the bicameral mind.” …” Read more
“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 “Slate Star Codex” blog. His discussion of Jaynes’s theory contains a number of misconceptions and errors, and I will attempt to clear those up here. …” Read more
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