Julian Jaynes
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Philosophy of Mind
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Synopsis:
  • Ancient texts were composed by nonconscious minds
  • Human beings were guided by "hallucinations" (eg, God)
  • Hallucinations would form in the right hemisphere of the brain and would be communicated to the left hemisphere of the brain, which would then receive them as commands
  • Language did not serve as conscious thought: it served as communication between the two hemispheres of the brain
  • The bicameral mind began breaking down under the pressure caused by the complexity of the environment
  • The hallucinated voices no longer provided automatic guidance for survival
  • Consciousness was invented by human beings through a process that entailed the loss of belief in gods
  • Awareness of an action tends to follow the action
  • Awareness of an action bears no influence on the outcome
  • Consciousness requires metaphors and analogy
  • Metaphors and analogies map the functions of the right hemisphere into the left hemisphere and make the bicameral mind obsolete
  • Consciousness expanded by creating more and more metaphors and analogies
  • Ultimately, consciousness is a metaphor-generated model of the world
  • Ancient texts were composed by nonconscious minds
  • Human beings were guided by "hallucinations" (eg, God)
  • Hallucinations would form in the right hemisphere of the brain and would be communicated to the left hemisphere of the brain, which would then receive them as commands
  • Language did not serve as conscious thought: it served as communication between the two hemispheres of the brain
  • The bicameral mind began breaking down under the pressure caused by the complexity of the environment
  • The hallucinated voices no longer provided automatic guidance for survival
  • Consciousness was invented by human beings through a process that entailed the loss of belief in gods
  • Awareness of an action tends to follow the action
  • Awareness of an action bears no influence on the outcome
  • Consciousness requires metaphors and analogy
  • Metaphors and analogies map the functions of the right hemisphere into the left hemisphere and make the bicameral mind obsolete
  • Consciousness expanded by creating more and more metaphors and analogies
  • Ultimately, consciousness is a metaphor-generated model of the world

(Copyright © 2005 Piero Scaruffi | Legal restrictions - Termini d'uso )