By Raymond Tallis
During this pathbreaking ebook, one in all Britain’s such a lot eloquent and unique thinkers writes concerning the head, what occurs in it, and the way it's and isn't hooked up to our feel of identification and awareness. mixing technological know-how, philosophy, and humor, Raymond Tallis examines the terribly advanced courting we have now with our heads. His target, as he says, “is to show readers into astonished travelers of the piece of the realm that's closest to them, so that they by no means back take without any consideration the top that appears at them from the mirror.” Readers will pride that this can be accurately what he accomplishes. The voyage starts with a meditation at the self-portrait of a reflect picture, via a attention of the head’s a variety of secretions. Tallis contemplates the air we exhale; the delicate meanings of nods, winks, and smiles; the mysteries of listening to, flavor, and scent. He discusses the metaphysics of the gaze, the which means of kissing, and the techniques in which the top involves comprehend the realm. alongside the way in which he bargains fascinating digressions on such notions as “having” and “using” one’s head, and having fun with and agony it. Tallis concludes together with his recommendations at the very factor the reader’s head has been doing through the booklet: pondering. (20080915)
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