Prof Raymond Tallis – Hunger: The Art of Living

Posted on September 13, 2008 by



Raymond Tallis was Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Manchester until he left to become a full-time writer in 2006. Author of more than 250 medical publications, Tallis was, in 2007 presented with the Lord Cohen Gold Medal for Research into ageing and, in the same year, the Healthwatch Award for promoting evidence-based medicine. He was elected fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences for his research into stroke and epilepsy.

On this show we discussed Raymond’s book Hunger from The Art of Living series of books.

In addition to his medical works, Tallis is author of many works of fiction and poetry, and has written on the philosophy of the mind, philosophical anthropology, literary theory, the nature of art and cultural criticism. His books include The Kingdom of Infinite Space: A Fantastical Journey Around Your Head, Hippocratic Oaths: Medicine and Its Discontents, In Defence of Realism, The Knowing Animal: A Philosophical Inquiry into Knowledge and Truth and Absence. 2007 Tallis was nominated in the Independent as one of “50 Brains of Britain” and in April appeared as a castaway on Desert Island Discs.

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