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The Origin of Consciousness    NEW!

The full title of the 1976 best-seller by maverick psychologist and interdisciplinary polymath Julian Jaynes is The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind. It is widely unread in spite of being on many to-do lists. Students who read it will find it fascinating and surprisingly accessible but doing so is not a prerequisite for taking the class. Rather, we will investigate one by one all the different strands that are woven into its impressive intellectual fabric. The course will include contemporary views of consciousness and critiques of Jayne's thesis.


The Origin of Consciousness (SCSC021) NEW!   IN-PERSON

Instructor:  Stephen Kennamer

Day of the Week: W, Times: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM.

Dates: 2/23/2022 - 3/30/2022  

Sessions: 6   

Fee: $66.00

Course Location: R.R. Smith Center for History and Art - Lecture Room

Mask policy for this location: Wear a mask and socially d

Location Address: 22 South New St Staunton, VA 24401

Limit (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 34 

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*If circumstances related to COVID-19 dictate this course cannot be held in person, it will be deferred to a future semester.

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