If you are ready for it, you must take the time to read this book.
One needn't be convinced by the book to enjoy it; read it purely for Jayne's breadth of knowledge and his originality of thought and it will be well worth your time.
Julian Jaynes has done a wonderful job of researching and describing the breakdown of consciousness in ancient times and the development of our modern concept of self.
There is nothing unique I can add to the variety of comments already offered regarding this remarkable book. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Charles W Sutherland
I received this book from a family member after they realized that I have studied some philosophy of mind and philosophy of science. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Tyler Heinrich
Fascinating hypothesis about the bi-cameral mind. Julian Jaynes walks on the fine line between genius and insanity. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Conrad Hoss
I'm still in the process of reading; about 2/3 way through. The book is enlightening and gives a lot of information on how the conscience mind functions. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Skip Stein
This is unpersuasive bunk. Scientifically unprovable, and circumstantial. The Author has not laid out his theory by any rational objective measure. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Kam
Anybody who wishes to pursue a higher knowledge should read this book. Its central theory makes a lot of things clear about why human beings are the way they are and how the world... Read morePublished 1 month ago by rowan
A great work of fascinating crank science. His conjecture is so entertaining that, as long as you do not demand rigor, it is very interesting to read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Zebedee Jereboam
I love books that challenge us to think about who we are and what we are doing here. Julian Jaynes has done a wonderful job of researching and describing the breakdown of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Johanne Shepherd