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The Greek Individual, the Bicameral Mind, and the Hero(ine)

The Greek Individual, the Bicameral Mind, and the Hero(ine)

Because the past while has been more or less the usual (editing, prepping Infinite Zero, etc.; the tedium that has to get done), I thought I’d share what I’m reading, plus some thoughts that have come from it.

First a bit of background: for a long time I’ve had pretty eclectic reading habits, but for the past year or so, I’ve been really enamored with psychology and its various schools of thought.  Partly I think it’s because it lends itself to so many aspects of life, which then bleed rather naturally into writing.  Put another way, having something like a semi-stable landscape of the human mind in general is really helpful in character development.  All of this has somewhat organically led me to studying theories of consciousness, which led me in turn to two books, both from the mid-twentieth century.