Greek Zombies

  title={Greek Zombies},
  author={J. Sleutels},
  journal={Philosophical Psychology},
  pages={177 - 197}
  • J. Sleutels
  • Published 2006
  • Philosophical Psychology
  • This paper explores the possibility that the human mind underwent substantial changes in recent history. Assuming that consciousness is a substantial trait of the mind, the paper focuses on the suggestion made by Julian Jaynes that the Mycenean Greeks had a “bicameral” mind instead of a conscious one. The suggestion is commonly dismissed as patently absurd, for instance by critics such as Ned Block. A closer examination of the intuitions involved, considered from different theoretical angles… CONTINUE READING
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