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.
Just brilliant! Even if there are parts that later may be proved invalid, the brilliance of the theory can't be disputed.
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 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
There is nothing unique I can add to the variety of comments already offered regarding this remarkable book. Read morePublished 1 month 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 2 months ago by Tyler Heinrich
Fascinating hypothesis about the bi-cameral mind. Julian Jaynes walks on the fine line between genius and insanity. Read morePublished 2 months 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 2 months ago by Amazon Customer