"Our difference from beasts is wall to wall, permeating every moment of our day."
Raymond Tallis is a philosopher, physician, poet, novelist, neuroscientist, and cultural critic. A critic of post-structuralism and eliminative materialism, Tallis has defended the idea that humans have a unique and important capacity for reason and self-reflection in books like The Knowing Animal, Aping Mankind, The Hand, and Becoming Animal. He is Emeritus Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Manchester, and much of his philosophical writing has been informed by his medical expertise.
Born in Liverpool in 1946, Ray started his career at St Thomas' in London where he studied medicine. After pursuing a successful medical career for many years, he switched to full-time writing in 2006, producing poetry, fiction, and theoretical works. His most recent book is Seeing Ourselves: Reclaiming Humanity from God and Science.
"One of the world's greatest living polymaths" - Intelligent Life