By (author) Raymond Tallis
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Hunger by Raymond Tallis
Book DescriptionUnderstanding hunger is the key to understanding ourselves. While they seem the most obvious things about us, our hungers are also deeply mysterious, arising out of, and casting light on, the unique character of human consciousness. In humans, physiological need is transformed into a multitude of needs that are remote from organic necessity. In Hunger, Ray Tallis takes us through the different levels of our hunger. Out of our primary appetites arise a myriad of pleasures and tastes that are elaborated in second-level hedonistic hungers creating new values. The art of living is the art of managing our hungers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844651559
(216mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Acumen Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Raymond Tallis
Mystery of Being Human, Hardback (September 2016)
A new collection from one of the greatest intellects of our generation. Including a highly topical and fiercely argued defence of the NHS. 'Raymond Tallis is one of the very few contemporary thinkers whom I would unequivocally call a genius' - Stuart Kelly, Scotland on Sunday.
Aping Mankind, Paperback (April 2016)
Previously published: Durham [England]: Acumen Pub., 2012.
Black Mirror, Paperback (March 2016)View all books by Raymond Tallis
The Black Mirror is a deeply moving and startlingly original celebration of everyday life, by one of our leading thinkers and writers, who has been described as 'One of Britain's greatest intellectual all-rounders... Someone who comes closer than most ever will to knowing everything' (Independent)
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Author Biography - Raymond Tallis
Raymond Tallis was Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Manchester until he left to become a full-time writer in 2006.
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