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Raymond Tallis (born 1946 in Liverpool, England) British philosopher, humanist, poet, novelist, cultural critic and retired doctor.

Tallis is one of five children of Edward Tallis, a small businessman. On leaving Liverpool College, he went to Oxford University to read for a degree in medicine, and went on to do post-graduate work at St Thomas' Hospital in London. He retired in 2006 as Emeritus Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Manchester.

Tallis has attacked postmodernism in books such as Not Saussure, Theorrhoea and After and the assumptions of much artificial intelligence research in his book Why the Mind is Not a Computer: A Pocket Dictionary on Neuromythology. He has also published volumes of poetry, plays and novels.

His philosophical writings have attempted to supply an anthropology that acknowledges what is distinctive - and remarkable - about human beings. To this end he has written a trilogy of books entitled The Hand; I Am: A Philosophical Inquiry into First-Person Being; and The Knowing Animal.

In 2007, Raymond Tallis finished Unthinkable Thought: The enduring significance of Parmenides.

In April 2008, his book about the human head, The Kingdom of Infinite Space: A Fantastical Journey Around Your Head, was published.

His book Michelangelo's Finger: An Exploration of Everyday Transcendence was published in 2010.

He is on the list of Distinguished Supporters of the British Humanist Association[1].

On 15 September 2010, Tallis, along with 54 other public figures, signed an open letter published in The Guardian, stating their opposition to Pope Benedict XVI's state visit to the UK.
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Total Books: 64
The Mystery of Being Human God Freedom and the NHS
Aping Mankind
2016 - Aping Mankind [Routledge Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781138640320
ISBN-10: 1138640328
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Science & Math, Medical Books, Politics & Social Sciences

The Black Mirror Looking at Life through Death
The Black Mirror Fragments of an Obituary for Life
2015 - The Black Mirror Fragments of an Obituary for Life (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781848871281
ISBN-10: 1848871287
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences

Summers of Discontent The Purpose of the Arts Today
Epimethean Imaginings Philosophical and Other Meditations on Everyday Light
Reflections of a Metaphysical Flaneur and Other Essays
2013 - Reflections of a Metaphysical Flaneur and Other Essays (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781844656660
ISBN-10: 1844656667
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences

Aping Mankind Neuromania Darwinitis and the Misrepresentation of Humanity
In Defence of Wonder and Other Philosophical Reflections
2012 - In Defence of Wonder and Other Philosophical Reflections (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781844655250
ISBN-10: 1844655253
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences

Michelangelo's Finger An Exploration of Everyday Transcendence
El reino del espacio infinito/ The Kingdom of Infinite Space Un Viaje Fantastico Alrededor De La Cabeza Humana/ a Fantastical Journey Around Your Head
The Kingdom of Infinite Space An Encounter with Your Head
Dal collo in su  Viaggio intorno alla nostra testa
2009 - Dal Collo in Su VIaggio Intorno Alla Nostra Testa [cervello escluso] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788842087731
ISBN-10: 8842087734

Hippocratic Oaths
2005 - Hippocratic Oaths (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781843541271
ISBN-10: 1843541270
Genres: Science & Math, Medicine

Hippocratic Oaths Medicine and Its Discontents
2004 - Hippocratic Oaths Medicine and Its Discontents (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781843541264
ISBN-10: 1843541262

2004 - I Am (Hardcover)Paperback
The Hand A Philosophical Inquiry into Human Being
2004 - The Hand a Philosophical Inquiry Into Human Being (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780748617388
ISBN-10: 0748617388
Genres: Nonfiction, Science & Math

Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine
2002 - Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine [Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine Gerontology] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780443070877
ISBN-10: 0443070873
Genre: Medicine

A Conversation With Martin Heidegger
2002 - A Conversation with Martin Heidegger (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780333949498
ISBN-10: 0333949498

On the Edge of Certainty  Philosophical Explorations
Enemies of Hope  A Critique of Contemporary Pessimism
1999 - Absence (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781902881003
ISBN-10: 1902881001
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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1995 - Epilepsy in Elderly People Pocketbook [Martin Dunitz Medical Pocket Books] (Paperback)
Hunger [The Art of Living] (Paperback)