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.
This is a brilliant work! Jaynes has developed a hypothesis about the development of human consciousness based on the right and left brain dichotomy. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
There is nothing unique I can add to the variety of comments already offered regarding this remarkable book. Read morePublished 28 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 1 month ago by Tyler Heinrich
Fascinating hypothesis about the bi-cameral mind. Julian Jaynes walks on the fine line between genius and insanity. Read morePublished 1 month 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 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This is unpersuasive bunk. Scientifically unprovable, and circumstantial. The Author has not laid out his theory by any rational objective measure. Read morePublished 1 month 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