Original or Reflections

Discussion and questions specific to The Origin of Consciousness; Gods, Voices, and the Bicameral Mind; The Julian Jaynes Collection; and Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness books.
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onz
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Original or Reflections

Post by onz » Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:32 pm

Hi,

Many years ago I read a large summary of The Origins of Consciousness, it completely changed and improved my perspective and outlook on life. I'm now wanting to further explore the concept, but more importantly, I want to introduce it to friends and family that haven't been exposed to it yet.

So I was hoping to get some advice. When introducing someone to the bicameral mind hypothesis, which book will be more palatable for them, and have a larger impact? The original by Jaynes himself, or the Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness?

Any information would be great :)

Thanks :)

DanBlocker
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Re: Original or Reflections

Post by DanBlocker » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:51 am

Go for the original. It is not only a presentation of a highly original theory but also great reading. The other books are good and interesting but not as much fun.

onz
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Re: Original or Reflections

Post by onz » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:37 am

Thanks man, appreciate your help :)

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