Discussion of Julian Jaynes's first hypothesis - that consciousness (as he carefully defines it) is based on language, and related topics.
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Post by Rollo »

On the subject of dual mindedness and the emotions; it is interesting to note that contempt is the only universal emotion that is one-sided. It always occurs on the same side in a person. Correlation between handedness and contempt-smile-sidedness would be a fascinating phenomenon. Does anyone here know of any study that touches on this?

Also, this is my introduction to the community. I hope to have some interesting things to contribute, and hope you will have interesting answers to my questions!

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Re: Double-Mind

Post by shrimperdude »

Turn to the first chapter of the Book of James and read verse 8.

James (or the actual writer of this N.T. scripture, while not a modern psychologist, expends the entire first chapter in explanation, not of the 'voices' problem of bicameral man, but of the usage of these Christian beliefs as an effective work-around to 'safely' access the decision-maker lost to Conscious (literate) mankind.
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