Posts Tagged: Bicameral mind

On Trump: Elias, Civilization and Trump

Last ┬ásummer I read the phenomenal study “The Civilizing Process” by the eminent sociologist Norbert Elias.[1] some of his findings can be applied to understand the rise of authoritarianism in the West as embodied in the political career of President Trump. This article will present some of the theoretical underpinnings of elias’ work, then apply… Read more »

The Jaynesian Paradigm and Beyond (Draft)

Introduction The Princeton psychologist Julian Jaynes in his 1976 book The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind proposed a novel and ingenious theory of consciousness, which is making a come-back in the scientific community. His initial reception was marred by a widespread misunderstanding of his concept of consciousness and the absence… Read more »