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 don't have the time to write a proper review for this incredible book. What I'll say is that it's the most important book I ever read as a historian. Read morePublished 1 hour ago by Julian P. Lazaro
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 month 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 2 months 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 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Brilliant book and theory that has been more ignored than disproven by subsequent psychologists/archeologists/anthropologists/neurologists.Published 2 months ago by Michael
Mind-blowing book. Long but eloquently written. Will knock your worldview sideways for a few months at least.Published 3 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 4 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.