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By Raymond Tallis

These essays, written within the spirit of Goethe’s Epimetheus who "traces the fast deed to the dim realm of form-combining possibilities", reveal the intensity and breadth of Tallis’s fascination with our lives. even if discussing philosophical "hardy perennials" like time, or an earthly artefact like ink, Tallis demanding situations us to imagine another way approximately who we're and why we're.

The first a part of the booklet – research – dives into the deep-end to discover a number of the giant questions in philosophy: notion, wisdom and trust; time; the connection among arithmetic and truth; and chance and causation. the center part – Tetchy Interludes – takes a wry examine a few features of up to date artwork; stupidity (including the author’s own); and xmas. The 3rd half – party – is extra experimental in either its subject material and therapy. It celebrates the complexity of normal, daily awareness by means of considering the miracle of speech, artefacts that experience reworked our lives (and what they demonstrate approximately our cognition) reminiscent of the wheel, the sail, and ink; and ‘snapshots’ of the author’s personal awareness on a regular day, of prior attention, as captured in old reminiscence.

Notwithstanding their variety in subject matter and magnificence, those essays proportion the typical objective of getting to know and celebrating the submerged riches within the "quick deeds" of our daily lives and perceptions.

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