'The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind' is one of the most inspiring books I have read. After I had finished reading it, I decided to scribe an article linking Jaynes's hypothesis to football. It's only a playful and rather verbose effort, but if anyone is interested you can follow this link:
It could be the case; however, that after one has encountered a convincing and well stated theory, one sees traces of it everywhere - including the social formations that gather around people kicking a ball for a living. The Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind hypothesis thus offers a substitute for the certitudes that were lost by the actual neurological breakdown of the bicameral mind!
Discussion of the influence of Jaynes's theory on works of fiction, film, and in popular culture.
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