Quotes by Raymond Tallis

"[...] the less you know, the less you will be aware of your ignorance. The familiar metaphor is that the wider the circle of our knowledge, the greater its contact with the unknown, and the more oppressive our feeling of cognitive inadequacy. By contrast, a small mind finds a small world to match it, and the smaller the mind the more it feels it has the world sussed."
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"We are accustomed to the idea that the truth of things may be neither pleasant nor comforting; we are less accustomed to the idea that the truth may be unfruitful."
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"Once the concept of information is liberated from the idea of a conscious someone being informed and from that of a conscious someone doing the informing, anything is possible. Language bewitches us and we imagine that the problem of consciousness has been solved when in fact is has simply been concealed by verbal legerdemain."
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"There is, in part, the glamour of science, which, since it is so spectacularly and usefully right over so many things, is often given authority where it has none."
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"Within the secular world picture, Neuromania and Darwinitis are the biggest piles of rubbish."
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Books by Raymond Tallis

  • NHS SOS
  • 75 ratings
  • July 5th 2013 by Oneworld
  • Hunger
  • 20 ratings
  • August 1st 2008 by McGill-Queen's University Press
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