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Raymond Tallis (born 1946 in Liverpool, England) British philosopher, humanist, poet, novelist, cultural critic and retired doctor.
Total Books: 64
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.
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.