Julian Jaynes Society Conference Lectures

Julian Jaynes Society Conference on Consciousness and Bicameral Studies

Lectures on Julian Jaynes’s theory of the origin of consciousness and the bicameral mind from the Julian Jaynes Society Conference on Consciousness and Bicameral Studies in Charleston, West Virginia. The lectures have been organized by their relationship to each of Julian Jaynes’s four hypotheses.

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Hypothesis One: Consciousness Based On Language

Ted Remington
“Julian Jaynes, Metaphor, and the Rhetorical Structuring of Consciousness”
Martin Lenhardt
“Expansion of Julian Jaynes’ Wahee-Wahoo Hypothesis for Speech/Language Evolution”
Ralf Funke
“The Dangerous Metaphor:
Wittgenstein and Jaynes and the Rise of Neobehaviorism”
Bill Rowe
“The Other Origin of Consciousness:
Infancy and its Relationship to Julian Jaynes’ Theory”
Gary Williams
“Consciousness Behind Closed Doors:
Julian Jaynes and the Refrigerator Light Problem”

Hypothesis Two: The Bicameral Mind

Dirk Corstens
“The Origins of Voices:
Life History and Voices & Lessons for Recovery”
Clay McNearney
“Robert Bellah and Julian Jaynes: An Imagined Conversation”
Andrew Stehlik
“Polytheism, Monotheism and Beyond”
[with Application to Julian Jaynes’s Theory]

Hypothesis Three: Dating the Development of Consciousness

Rabbi James Cohn
“A Jaynesian Philology:
The Bible as a Written Record of the Dawn of Consciousness”

Hypothesis Four: Jaynes’s Neurological Model for the Bicameral Mind

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