Wednesday, June 04, 2008
McManus, Chris. "The Book of the Week: Raymond Tallis' THE KINGDOM OF INFINITE SPACE." TIMES May 29, 2008.
Philosophically, Tallis is "very attracted by the idea of phenomenology as a philosophical method and ambition", and the deeper story behind this book is examining the confusion and messiness of embodiment - what bodies mean, what bodies tell us about minds, consciousness and experience, and the failings of computers and neural models to explain any of it satisfactorily. Our heads are where we feel we are, the centre of egocentric space, the "capital of the first-person world". And yet "how little of our head is available to us", for there is a vast "gap between the facts about our head ... and the immediate experiences of our head". . . . Read the rest here: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=402202&c=1.