Description: "In a devastating critique Raymond Tallis (a neurologist and philosopher) exposes the exaggerated claims made for the ability of neuroscience and evolutionary theory to explain human consciousness, behaviour, culture and society.
While readily acknowledging the astounding progress neuroscience has made in helping us understand how the brain works, Tallis directs his guns at neuroscience’s dark companion – “Neuromania” as he describes it – the belief that brain activity is not merely a necessary but a sufficient condition for human consciousness and that consequently our everyday behaviour can be entirely understood in neural terms. "
Raymond Tallis is both a neurologist and a philosopher, and his arguments are essential to our discussions; see his lecture here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5baL9oh430)
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