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by DanBlocker
Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: Conferences, Events, and Local Discussion Groups
Topic: "Surely the Chief Must Be Conscious" -Wittgenstein Symposium
Replies: 3
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"Surely the Chief Must Be Conscious" -Wittgenstein Symposium

At this year's Wittgenstein Symposium (http://www.alws.at/index.php/symposium/) I am going to talk about "The Origin of Consciousness and the Breakdown of Private Language." As you probably know Jaynes gave a lecture there 30 years ago. My lecture will be about, as you may have guessed, Jaynes and W...
by DanBlocker
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: Mind from 9000 B.C. to 1000 A.D.: Analysis of Classic Literature, Linguistics, and Ancient Civilizations
Topic: Transition from Bicamerality to Consciousness
Replies: 4
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Re: Change all over the world

You are saying there must be some physiological evolution. Jaynes sometimes seems to be saying there might have been a sort of physiological change, but the straight answer should be: No. It is all just culture. If you were transmitted back into ancient Egypt as a small child you would have become b...
by DanBlocker
Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:01 am
Forum: Book Discussion: Origin of Consciousness; Gods, Voices, and the Bicameral Mind; The Julian Jaynes Collection; Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness
Topic: The Julian Jaynes Collection
Replies: 2
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Re: The Julian Jaynes Collection

Just finished reading the book. It is nice to have some other work of Jaynes available now presented in a beautiful book. And reading it I felt that it is really a shame that he never delivered the second promised book on the Consequences. The book is quite redundant, especially the second section w...
by DanBlocker
Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:45 am
Forum: The Mentality of Pre-Literate and Pre-Modern Peoples
Topic: Australian Aborigines
Replies: 0
Views: 13931

Australian Aborigines

On the About Julian Jaynes page it says he gave a lecture at the Wittgenstein Symposium in Kirchburg. It is Kirchberg. I was there. It was a wonderful lecture. It is a pity that his work has not had a deeper impact. I still believe he was basically right (and certainly his prose was brilliant). I di...