Physician, philosopher, poet and novelist Raymond Tallis is ‘one of the world’s greatest living polymaths’ (Intelligent Life) and the author of Not Saussure, The Pursuit of Mind, and The Kingdom of Infinite Space. 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, Raymond 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 Logos: The Mystery of How We Make Sense of the World.