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.
I've been vaguely aware of the theory presented in this book for a while, but I took an interest in reading it after I read that in a press conference about Ridley Scott's "Exodus"... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Lee
Really good for those who are interested in following the history of psychological thinking - need an open mind and logical thinking. Read morePublished 24 days ago by dr. Ginger Hamilton
This book is best as a interesting read. The science is questionable and lacks rigor but the ideas presented serve a good purpose in providing a different perspective.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Brilliant book and theory that has been more ignored than disproven by subsequent psychologists/archeologists/anthropologists/neurologists.Published 1 month ago by Michael
Mind-blowing book. Long but eloquently written. Will knock your worldview sideways for a few months at least.Published 2 months ago by Michael Costigan
Are you conscious when you drive a car? For the most part, no, you are driving on instinct. Much of our lives are spent less than conscious. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Just brilliant! Even if there are parts that later may be proved invalid, the brilliance of the theory can't be disputed.