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Books by Raymond Tallis

Raymond Tallis has written many brilliant books, so it is difficult to know where to start reading. He has a broad view of neuroscience, which is necessary in an age when the media and many scientists exaggerate what we know about the brain and the mind.  While describing in masterful detail the wonders of the functions of the body, mind and brain in several of his books, he emphasizes that we do not have a scientific explanation for personal subjective experience, and it is quite possible, that we might never have one. His views run against the widespread assumptions that brain scientists will eventually fully describe how molecules create mind and build robots with human level intelligence. It is certainly appropriate for neuroscientists to be a little more humble, and many of the great ones are. His books describing the human being such as Michelangelo’s Finger: An Exploration of Everyday Transcendence, The Kingdom of Infinite Space: A Portrait of Your Head, and The Hand: A Philosophical Inquiry into Human Being are magical.

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