Re: virus: Bicameral consciousness

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Mon, 04 Jan 1999 16:57:42 -0700

At 09:08 AM 1/4/99 -0700, David McFadzean <> wrote:
>At 06:40 PM 1/3/99 -0800, Thomas Hunt wrote:
>>didn't Julian Jaynes support the idea that the "bicameral-mind"
>>sort of people were "not conscious" in "The Origin of
>>Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind" ?
>I believe he did, but I'm also under the impression that
>his thesis has been largely discredited.

I'm very interested in any specific attempts that have been made to discredit Jaynes's thesis. I suspect that the vast majority of humans today are "not conscious" in important religious and political respects. See

Frederick Mann

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