General discussion regarding Jaynes's theory of consciousness and the bicameral mind. Please only post your topic here only if it does not fit into a more specific category below.
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I just finished reading The Gay Science by Friedrich Nietzsche for the third time since 1985. This time I was particularly struck by Aphorisms 354 and 355 (pages 297-302 of the Kaufmann paperback) where Nietzsche emphasizes "...Consciousness has developed only under the pressure of the need for communication..." italic emphasis by Nietzsche and/or Kaufmann. I found these six pages to be further evidence of Nietzsche's extreme prescience later corroborated by Jaynes!