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by pcg
Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: Book Discussion: Origin of Consciousness; Gods, Voices, and the Bicameral Mind; The Julian Jaynes Collection; Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness
Topic: Jaynes's Unpublished Chapters
Replies: 1
Views: 9760

Jaynes's Unpublished Chapters

In mid 2011 you wrote within the website, "Prof. Woodward has agreed to publish Jaynes's unpublished chapters through the Julian Jaynes Society. I expect to have this publication ready sometime in late 2012."

There has been no update since then. Could you discuss the status of this project?
Thanks.
by pcg
Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: Mind from 9000 B.C. to 1000 A.D.: Analysis of Classic Literature, Linguistics, and Ancient Civilizations
Topic: The Iliad - which translation?
Replies: 3
Views: 10954

Re: The Iliad - which translation?

It is also worth reading a recent thread here that discusses the importance of translations, and how many, if not most, are modernized for contemporary readers. In other words, a factual translation is shunned in favor of a smoothed, "readable" version. http://www.julianjaynes.org/forum3/viewtopic.p...
by pcg
Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: Mind from 9000 B.C. to 1000 A.D.: Analysis of Classic Literature, Linguistics, and Ancient Civilizations
Topic: The Iliad - which translation?
Replies: 3
Views: 10954

Re: The Iliad - which translation?

That said, the translation by Robert Fagles is generally considered one of the finest of the late 20th century. And I think it fits the "Jaynesian point of view" quite well. There's a fair amount of variety in tone and emphasis from translation to translation, and it's worth comparing editions if yo...
by pcg
Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: News Items Related to Jaynes's Theory
Topic: Recent News of Interest to the Jaynes Community?
Replies: 2
Views: 10148

Re: Recent News of Interest to the Jaynes Community?

Just finished the article you link to. Seems tangentially related to Jayne's theory at best. Can you explain how you see grief theory relating to Jayne's theories of consciousness?
by pcg
Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind: Breakdown, Neurological Model, Evolution, etc.
Topic: Bicameral Mind As A Dynamic
Replies: 4
Views: 12088

Re: Bicameral Mind As A Dynamic

Jim, complicated subject. The bicameral mind, as theorized by JJ, is a pre-conscious mind, devoid of consciousness as we define it. I suspect from your questions that you haven't read JJ's work. Briefly, -- No, the theory of bicameral mind has nothing to do with "a continuation of the ability to con...
by pcg
Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quantitative Philology
Replies: 3
Views: 10690

Re: Quantitative Philology

Thanks.
by pcg
Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:05 am
Forum: The Bicameral Mind in Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture
Topic: Jaynes in Bowie’s Top 100
Replies: 2
Views: 9873

Re: Jaynes in Bowie’s Top 100

Bowie is definitely one of the more serious and well read musicians alive today. Not to mention intelligent. Nice to see his interest in Jaynes.
by pcg
Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:03 am
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: Vatican II and the Bicameral Mind
Replies: 1
Views: 7191

Re: Vatican II and the Bicameral Mind

Dustin, he's referring to Vatican II opening up some the forms of worship, increasing inclusiveness and generally being somewhat more receptive in its forms of worship to contemporary society... which Jaynes implies may continue to occur as a result of consciousness.
by pcg
Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quantitative Philology
Replies: 3
Views: 10690

Re: Quantitative Philology

Can you provide a link to the study? Thanks--