REFLECTIONS OF A METAPHYSICAL FLÂNEUR
And Other Essays

RAYMOND TALLIS
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These essays showcase Tallis's fascination with the infinite complexity of human lives and the human condition. In the title essay, Tallis uses the motif of the walk, the amble, to occasion a series of meditations on the freedoms that only human beings possess. In subsequent essays, the flâneur thinks about his brain, his relationship to the rest of the animal kingdom, his profession of medicine and about the physical world and the claims of physical science to have rendered philosophical reflection obsolete. Taken together, the essays continue Tallis's mission to elaborate a vision of humanity that rejects religious myths while not succumbing to scientism or any other form of naturalism.

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