Evidence of suicide?

Analysis of ancient texts (such as the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Bible) and ancient civilizations as it pertains to the transition from the bicameral mind to consciousness.
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Evidence of suicide?

Post by rheiman » Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:49 am

It would seem to me that, if there is no evidence of (intentional and by sane people) suicide prior to around 3000 BP, this would bolster Jaynes theory. Any thoughts on this?

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Re: Evidence of suicide?

Post by Moderator » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:52 pm

Jaynes talks about this on p. 308. I haven't read about this by other authors, however.

It would be interesting to see if someone else has written on the history of suicide or the concept of/occurrence of suicide in ancient civilizations.

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Re: Evidence of suicide?

Post by rheiman » Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:22 pm

Yeah, I'd forgotten about that when I submitted this post. I'd have reread the book by now if not for the fact that it's been on loan for a long time. Please feel free to delete this thread.

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Re: Evidence of suicide?

Post by Moderator » Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:26 am

Let's see if someone else comes along with any updated information on the earliest accounts of suicide in antiquity.

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Re: Evidence of suicide?

Post by rheiman » Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:49 pm

Anyway, Jaynes came up with too many original ideas. Didn't leave enough for the rest of us!! :)

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