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What It Feels Like To Hear Voices: Fond Memories of Julian Jaynes

Harnad, Stevan (2008) What It Feels Like To Hear Voices: Fond Memories of Julian Jaynes At Biennial Julian Jaynes Conference on Consciousness. 07 - 09 Aug 2008.

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Abstract

Julian Jaynes's profound humanitarian convictions not only prevented him from going to war, but would have prevented him from ever kicking a dog. Yet according to his theory, not only are language-less dogs unconscious, but so too were the speaking/hearing Greeks in the Bicameral Era, when they heard gods' voices telling them what to do rather than thinking for themselves. I argue that to be conscious is to be able to feel, and that all mammals (and probably lower vertebrates and invertebrates too) feel, hence are conscious. Julian Jaynes's brilliant analysis of our concepts of consciousness nevertheless keeps inspiring ever more inquiry and insights into the age-old mind/body problem and its relation to cognition and language.

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Accepted/In Press date: 8 August 2008
Additional Information: Invited Keynote, Biennial Julian Jaynes Conference on Consciousness, University of Prince Edward Island, 7-9 August 2008 http://www.upei.ca/~sgreer/jaynesconference08.html Event Dates: 7-9 August 2008
Venue - Dates: Biennial Julian Jaynes Conference on Consciousness, 2008-08-07 - 2008-08-09
Keywords: consciousness, language, Julian Jaynes, Dennett, bicameral, mind, Descartes
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 266601
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/266601
PURE UUID: dfdcb5f3-fbb2-4dcd-acb3-bc00784c97e9

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Date deposited: 26 Aug 2008 20:04
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:14

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Author: Stevan Harnad

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