The Explicit Animal: A Defence of Human Consciousness (Paperback)
  • The Explicit Animal: A Defence of Human Consciousness (Paperback)
zoom

The Explicit Animal: A Defence of Human Consciousness (Paperback)

(author)
£33.00
Paperback 313 Pages / Published: 30/07/1999
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Criticizes attempts to "biologize" consciousness by explaining its origin in evolutionary terms and identifying mental phenomena with brain processes, to "computerize" it by identifying mind with the supposed computational activity of the brain, and to eliminate it by denying the reality of qualia.

Publisher: Palgrave USA
ISBN: 9780312224189
Number of pages: 313
Weight: 404 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22 mm
Edition: 1999 ed.


MEDIA REVIEWS

'There may be other professors of geriatric medecine who have chosen to write down their views on life, the universe and everything...Raymond Tallis is unusual in that he is philosophically well educated and alert; his books are genuine contributions to professional debate and must be assessed as such. It is, of course, acutely irritating that someone with a different professional competence should have read more widely, and more attentively, in one's own field than oneself; even more irritating that there are no obvious misreadings...It is to be hoped that Raymond Tallis finds time, amid his professorial and clinical duties, to continue the exploration.' - Professor Stephen Clark, Times Literary Supplement

From the reviews of Enemies of Hope:

'`Tallis....is a high achiever with a range of expertise that would leave Jonathan Miller gasping' - Walter Ellis, The Sunday Times

'As its title and length indicate, this is a Big Book. It is written, nevertheless, in a clear, accessible, unpretentious and often witty style. And as anyone familiar with Raymond Tallis's other similar works will know, it has important things to say....there is about his panoptic sweep an intrepidity, a candour and open-mindedness, a gameness for anything, a total lack of vanity or self-importance, and a generous hatred of cant, that are extremely engaging. Every page of Enemies of Hope is lit by its author's characteristic wisdom and luminous intelligence, and by flashes of novel, striking insight. That alone is as much as to say, read it.' - Robert Grant, The Times Literary Supplement

'Brilliantly argued and with a wide range of erudition' - Nicholas Kochan, The Financial Times

'There may be other professors of geriatric medicine who have chosen to write down their views on life, the universe and everything...Raymond Tallis is unusual in that he is philosophically well educated and alert; his books are genuine contributions to professional debate and must be assessed as such.' - Stephen R.L. Clark, Times Literary Supplement

You may also be interested in...

The Road Less Travelled
Added to basket
The Tipping Point
Added to basket
Skin in the Game
Added to basket
Enlightenment Now
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Aristotle's Way
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
How To Be A Stoic
Added to basket
12 Rules for Life
Added to basket
The Book of Why
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Live Like A Stoic
Added to basket
Utopia for Realists
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Silence
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Daily Stoic
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Science of Fate
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
The Order of Time
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Happy
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Ikigai
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.