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by Mike Finch
Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: Julian Jaynes's Use of the Word 'Consciousness'
Replies: 12
Views: 28178

Thanks for your input. I try to make sense of 'I' (irony intended) in my paper Metaphysics Of Distinction, Performance And Practice where I make distinctions between various senses of 'I' - such I-nothing, I-self, I-body etc. I suspect you are equating your use of 'I' with what I call 'I-self', whic...
by Mike Finch
Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:54 am
Forum: The Bicameral Mind: Breakdown, Neurological Model, Evolution, etc.
Topic: New Evidence of Hearing Voices Created by One's Brain?
Replies: 1
Views: 10083

New Evidence of Hearing Voices Created by One's Brain?

The Lancet (Vol. 370, p.538) has an interesting piece about hearing voices created in one's brain. The recent issue of the New Scientist (#2617, 18 August 2007, page 16) summarizes it thus: A SWISS woman who fell off her bicycle has yielded a unique insight into how auditory hallucinations are gener...
by Mike Finch
Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:57 am
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: Julian Jaynes's Use of the Word 'Consciousness'
Replies: 12
Views: 28178

I'm not sure I completely follow you on your last post I am still grappling with Jaynes's definition of consciousness (J-con), and my post above was attempting to say the following: There are several definitions of J-con that Jaynes gives: 1) denotative 'that which is introspectable' and 2) connota...
by Mike Finch
Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:45 am
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: Julian Jaynes's Use of the Word 'Consciousness'
Replies: 12
Views: 28178

Brian and Moderator, thank you both for your responses. Since making my posts above, I have read your book Reflections On The Dawn of Consciousness, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Brian: I like 'interiority', the only problem being that in the hypothetical one minute elevator ride (that started this thr...
by Mike Finch
Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:40 am
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: Julian Jaynes's Use of the Word 'Consciousness'
Replies: 12
Views: 28178

Thanks for your response, I take all your points. It still seems to me that consciousness implies the ability to be conscious of itself. The definition you quote 'that which is introspectable' implies both something which is introspected (consciousness, or at least its contents) and something which ...
by Mike Finch
Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:43 am
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: Julian Jaynes's Use of the Word 'Consciousness'
Replies: 12
Views: 28178

Julian Jaynes's Use of the Word 'Consciousness'

I am new here, both to this forum and to Julian Jaynes's ideas. But there is one issue I need help with: And that is, Jaynes's use of the word 'consciousness'. Elsewhere on this forum I have read about the one-minute elevator test, where you attempt to explain the essence of something in a casual en...