A Complete List of References to Jaynes in Film and Fiction

Discussion of the influence of Jaynes's theory on works of fiction, film, and in popular culture.
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A Complete List of References to Jaynes in Film and Fiction

Post by Moderator » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:50 pm

Below is an attempt at a complete list of references to Julian Jaynes's bicameral mind theory in film and fiction. Please let us know if we've missed anything... we learn of new references to Jaynes all the time.

Film & Television - Jaynes inspired storyline
Westworld (HBO) - Jonathan Nolan (Jaynes's theory factors prominently in the story line)
A Scanner Darkly - Philip K. Dick (Not mentioned directly but contains Jaynes-inspired elements)
The Golden Compass - Phillip Pullman (Not referenced directly but contains Jaynes-inspired elements)

Fiction - Jaynes inspired storyline
A Scanner Darkly - Philip K. Dick
American Gods - Neil Gaiman
The Golden Compass / His Dark Materials Trilogy - Phillip Pullman
Mindscan - Robert J. Sawyer
WWW: Wake - Robert J. Sawyer
Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
The Big U - Neal Stephenson

Fiction - Mention of Jaynes or his theory
Earth - David Brin
New England White - Stephen L. Carter
Palace Council - Stephen L. Carter
The Consciousness Plague - Paul Levinson
From Hell - Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell
The 6th Target - James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Updated 7/15/17

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Re: A Complete List of References to Jaynes in Film and Fict

Post by benda » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:40 pm

Philip K. Dick was NOT aware of Julian Jaynes' theory when he was working on "A Scanner Darkly", as indicated by his letter (http://www.julianjaynes.org/jjsforum/vi ... 400&p=2283). Therefore the list should be modified.

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