Saturday, July 16, 2011

Julian Jaynes Bicameral Breakdown: The Auguries of Science

Julian Jaynes Bicameral Breakdown Series, 7 of 8

Science started out as a religious endeavor to reveal hidden divinity (that once was there before the breakdown), (p436).

We must become our own authorization (p438).

It is only if we make generations our persons, or centuries hours that the pattern is clear (p445).

The very notion of truth is a culturally given direction, a part of the pervasive nostalgia for an earlier certainty (p446).

What was then an augury for direction of action among the ruins of an archaic mentality is now the search for an innocence of certainty among the mythologies of facts (p446, last sentence of the book).

The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, Julian Jaynes, 1976.

ISBN 0-395-20729-0

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