PRAISE FOR JULIAN JAYNES'S THEORY
(from the dust jacket)
"Julian Jaynes's theories for the nature of self-awareness, introspection, and consciousness have replaced the assumption of their almost ethereal uniqueness with explanations that could initiate the next change in paradigm for human thought."
— Michael Persinger, in Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness
"... A theory that could alter our view of consciousness, revise our conception of the history of mankind, and lay bare the human dilemma in all its existential wonder."
— James E. Morriss, in ETC: A Review of General Semantics
"Some of Jaynes's original ideas may be the most important of our generation."
— Ernest Rossi, in Psychological Perspectives
"Neuroimaging techniques of today have illuminated and confirmed the importance of Jaynes's hypothesis."
"... One of the clearest and most perspicuous defenses of the top-down approach [to consciousness] that I have ever come across."
— Daniel Dennett, in Brainchildren
"Julian Jaynes is a scholar in the broad original sense of that term. A man of huge creative vitality, Julian Jaynes is my academic man for all seasons."
— Hubert Dolezal, in The MacLeod Symposium
"One's first inclination is to reject all of it out of hand as science fiction, imaginative speculation with no hard evidence; but, curiously, if one is patient and hears out the story (Jaynes's style is irresistible) the arguments are not only entertaining but persuasive."
— George Adelman, in Library Journal