The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind
*used book, cover & spine are torn on upper corner, book in like new condition
At the heart of this book is the revolutionary idea that human consciousness did not begin far back in animal evolution. Rather, Jaynes presents consciousness as a learned process that evolved from an earlier hallucinatory mentality only three thousand years ago. The implications extend into every aspect if human life.
1976 edition, hardcover