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Hardcoverî Aping Mankind Kindle ì Professor Raymond Tallis is a philosopher poet novelist and cultural critic and was until recently a physician and clinical scientist In the Economist's Intelligent Life Magazine Autumn he was listed as one of the top living polymaths in the worldBorn in Liverpool in one of five children he trained as a doctor at Oxford University and at St Thomas' in London before going on to be.

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  • Bob Nichols

    Hardcoverî Aping Mankind Kindle ì aping download, mankind mobile, Aping Mankind PDFTallis takes on neuroscientists and evolutionary psychologists who he argues reduce humans to beasts We have bodily functions like animals but beyond that we're ualitatively different and exceptional Our distinctive trait is consciousness which has nothing to do with our biologyTallis has this theory about the development of consci


  • Scriptor Ignotus

    Hardcoverî Aping Mankind Kindle ì aping download, mankind mobile, Aping Mankind PDFRaymond Tallis understands something that many in the cruder reaches of online atheism do not humanism and materialism are not only not synonymous but prove under relatively little scrutiny to be irreconcilable As soon as one posits that the totality of human personhood is reducible to a closed physical circuitry of cause and effect produced through the interaction of discrete objects in the nervous system in response to environmental stimuli mind and personhood disappear as the integrated reality we experience at every moment; the “I” of the self dissolves into a series of “its” a mishmash of passive automaticities that cannot of themselves account for the unitive intentional willful and temporally coherent properties of consciousness Needless to say a coherent humanism is impossible if the human person is flattened out and stitched into the kaleidoscopic embroidery of physical events Absent any kind of extra physical reality peerin


  • Ade Bailey

    Hardcoverî Aping Mankind Kindle ì aping download, mankind mobile, Aping Mankind PDFI actually finished this a week after getting it early last month It's one of those books that I wrote lots of notes alongside and I haven't yet had time to do a collated review but I will do one later as I think it's an important book Just a few points here First there is an awful lot I disagree with That's fine That's how it should be That's what conversations produce di


  • Nebuchadnezzar

    Hardcoverî Aping Mankind Kindle ì aping download, mankind mobile, Aping Mankind PDFRaymond Tallis plays the Renaissance Man learned in the sciences and humanities come to debunk the twin evils of Neuromania and Darwinitis in Aping Mankind Let me start off by pointing out where I'm in agreement with Tallis He didn't need to convince me that there is an epidemic of over inflated claims coming out of a collection of fields that might be termed neuro evolutionary studies I've increasingly found myself using his coinages though I would shift blame for these phenomena onto the popularizers Tallis covers similar territory that Steven Rose did in his attacks on neurogenetic determinism and he goes after his targets with similar polemic verve I also agree that the importation of neuro evolutionary ideas into the humanities has often been facile Tallis' defense of the humanities is certainly valuable especially in the current political climateHowever Tallis' book is not merely a refutation of Neuromania an


  • Jim Coughenour

    Hardcoverî Aping Mankind Kindle ì aping download, mankind mobile, Aping Mankind PDFI've enjoyed the Tallis style of fisticuffs ever since I first read his barbed assault on post structuralism in Not Saussure In the last 15 years I've bought far of his books than I've finished but I did make through this one – despite his penchant


  • Tucker

    Hardcoverî Aping Mankind Kindle ì aping download, mankind mobile, Aping Mankind PDFThe classic philosophers' debate about mind goes like this do we have nonphysical spiritsminds or does mind have a purely physical basis In favor of a nonphysical mind one might point out that even with today's best available technology scientists are not yet able to correlate a person's every thought with a visual image of their brain activity Since mind is invisible or cannot yet be pointed to as a visual image and its origins are mysterious therefore it must be nonphysical On the other hand in favor of a physically grounded mind one might say that simply because science has not yet unraveled the exceedingly complex and delicate workings of the brain does not mean that the brain will prove insufficient to explain consciousness Appealing to fanciful spirits will not answer these unanswered uestions; it merely creates a silly fiction that looks like an answer Further if mind is nonphysical the very idea of nonphysicality generates some unanswerable uestions suc


  • Peter (Pete) Mcloughlin

    Hardcoverî Aping Mankind Kindle ì aping download, mankind mobile, Aping Mankind PDFA very good antidote to Neuroscience and Evolutionary Psychology overreach Fascinating things have come from the study of our brains and our evolutionary origins but excitement on these fronts has lead to a blind hubris and a demeaning antihuman deflationary philosophy A lot of this book's polemic is against the idea that humanity is just another mammal Kind of like saying because a person follows the law of gravity when they fall down the stairs that they are just another object with mass The corrosive overemphasis of reducing hu


  • Fr. Ted

    Hardcoverî Aping Mankind Kindle ì aping download, mankind mobile, Aping Mankind PDFThis is a really hard read Tallis is obviously well read and a gifted thinker but this also makes him a hard read if the topics in science and philosophy are not things you are already familiar with as he is a name dropper and many of the names may mean


  • Till Noever

    Hardcoverî Aping Mankind Kindle ì aping download, mankind mobile, Aping Mankind PDFVery very few books can claim to have changed my mind about something fundamental This one did Not an easy read tightly argued occasionally polemical and ultimately convincing me that my prior views were probably mistaken


  • Greg Nigh

    Hardcoverî Aping Mankind Kindle ì aping download, mankind mobile, Aping Mankind PDFTallis has written one very good book and one mediocre book and they are both between the same two covers The first half of Aping Mankind is a sweeping scathing and often hysterical demolition of the notion that the full panorama of human cognition can be reduced to neural activity Tallis's brilliance here is not simply in showing that neuroscience hasn't explained consciousness through brain activities His most compelling achievement is in showing that neuroscience can't explain consciousness through reference to brain activitiesCentral to his thesis is the recognition that the fundamental properties of consciousness such as awareness of time and perception of ualities cannot be represented by physical processes neuron firings that do not themselves contain those properties Physicality for example does not experience time or its passage Time is an ordering of events that relies on consciousness for the ordering But to use physical processes to exp


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