This page presents a reasonably comprehensive list of Raymond Tallis's non-medical publications from 1981 to date. (Items on general health and healthcare topics appear here; for items on purely medical matters please see the Medical Bibliography page. The bibliography is categorised into the following sections:
Wherever possible, hyperlinks have been given in the references to other resources on the Web. Where the whole reference provides the hyperlink, this indicates that reader can call up an archived version of the original text. In other cases the link leads to the subscription page of an archive service, or to the website of the periodical in which the article appeared. Book titles which are hyperlinked lead to Amazon (apart from translations, which lead to the foreign publisher). Articles about Raymond Tallis, and links to broadcasts, are given on this page.

Stories, Fictional Essays and Novels

Sculptured Air: a History.  Kudos 1982; 11: 22-34.
Research Purposes. World Medicine 1983; 18 (7):54.
Certain Thoughts Arising Out of Being Pointed Out by My Two Year Old Son. Granta 1984; 11: 15-18.
Musical Overdoses. Encounter 1987; 59(1): 23-26.
Three Mis-readings of a Diaphanometer. PN Review 1987; 14(1): 28.
Heart of Darkness. Orbis 1987; 65/66: 55-56. Re-printed The Reader, 2008; 29: 125-128.
Exam Fever. Iron; 54:54-59, 1988.
A Far Violin. PN Review 1996; 23(2): 11-12.
Absence: a Metaphysical Comedy(Toby Press, 1999; paperback edition, 2006).
Two Teds and a Thrush. News from the Republic of Letters 1999.
Not True Vertigo. The Reader Spring/Summer 2000; 6: 31-34.
Haitch: An Attempt to Blanch a Blush. PN Review 2002; 146: 53-6.
Oops. PN Review 2003; 149: 75-6.
Cigarette. PN Review 2003; 150: 10-12.
Thoughts after Margate. PN Review 2003; 151: 10-13.
A Day from Sleep: (1) Coming To. PN Review 2003; 152: 13-14.
Wrexham. Abraxas 2003; 19: 22-3.
Re-Imagining the Wheel. The Reader Spring 2004; 14: 39-45.
Glue. The Reader Summer 2005; 18: 30-37.
Read from the Top. The Reader Autumn 2006; 23.

Essays, Articles and Reviews

Review of First Love, Last Rites by Ian McEwan (first published London: Cape, 1975). Quarto 1981.
Monstrous Anger. Quarto 1981.
Chronic Sorrow. Quarto 1981.
The realistic novel versus the cinema. Critical Quarterly 1985; 27 (2): 57-66.
Is realism still relevant to modern reality? The Listener 1986; 115: 15-16.
As If There Could Be Such Things as True Stories. Cambridge Quarterly 1986; 15 (2): 95-107.
The Mirror Stage: a Critical Reflection. Trivium 1986; 21: 5-44.
Lallia. PN Review 1987.
Not Saussure.  PN Review 1987; 14(2): 24-28.
The Strange Case of Jacques L. PN Review 1987; 14(4): 23-26.
Only Connecting. PN Review 1988.
Words. Poetry Matters 1988; 6: 31-38.
Real Presences. PN Review 1989.
A Cure for Theorrhoea. Critical Review 1989; 3(1): 7-39.
Consciousness: an Unsolved Problem in Biology. Mediscope 1989; 66 (3): 100-102.
Michael Tye on 'The Subjective Qualities of Experience': a Critique. Philosophical Investigations 1989; 12 (3): 217-222.
A Conversation with Raymond Tallis. PN Review 1989; 15(4): 27-31.
Viewpoint: Mesozoic Stomp. Lancet 1990; 336: 555.
Newton's Sleep: (1) Poets, Scientists and Rainbows. PN Review 1990; 17(3): 47-52.
Open brackets. PN Review1991.
Newton's Sleep: (2) The Eunuch at the Orgy. PN Review 1991; 17(4): 48-51.
Newton's Sleep: (3) 'The Murderousness and Gadgetry of this Age'. PN Review 1991; 17(5): 39-42.
A Critique of Neuromythology. In: Raymond Tallis and Howard Robinson (eds), The Pursuit of Mind (Manchester: Carcanet, 1991), 86-109.
Newton's Sleep: (4) 'Alternative Science and Organic Daydreams'. PN Review1991; 17(6): 31-36.
Newton's Sleep: a Reply to Grevel Lindop. PN Review 1991; 18(1): 42-45.
Taking patients seriously. Times Literary Supplement 1992.
The culture of pain. Times Literary Supplement 1992.
In limbless limbo. Times Literary Supplement 1992.
Criticism Terminable and Interminable: the Place of Literary Criticism in a Life of Finite Duration. PN Review 1992; 18 (2): 47-51.
Terrors of the body. Times Literary Supplement 1st May 1992: 3-4.
Sex and Violence. PN Review 1994; 95: 69-71.
The Freezing Coachman: Some Reflections on Art and Morality. PN Review 1994; 96: 35-37.
The Difficulty of Arrival. PN Review 1994; 97:65-67.
The Survival of Theory (1) 'He Never Said That'. PN Review 1994; 98: 69-72.
The Survival of Theory (2): Overstanding the Text. PN Review 1995; 101: 36-9.
The Survival of Theory (3): Moral Overstanding or Halo-tosis. PN Review 1995; 102: 42-6.
The Survival of Theory (4): The Case of the Judge's Buttocks or Making an Ass of the Law. PN Review 1995; 103: 47-51
The Survival of Theory (5): Conceptual Houses. PN Review 1996; 107: 32-5.
Is There a Slippery Slope? Times Literary Supplement 12th January 1996: 3-4.
Burying Freud. Lancet 1996; 347: 669-71.
Metaphysics and Gossip: Notes Towards a Manifesto for a Novel of the Future. PN Review 1996; 109: 43-6.
Going, going, gone.  London Review of Books 1996; 18(7): 26-7.
Apocalypse Soon? Times Literary Supplement 19th April 1996: 25-6.
Want to know about biology? Observer 14th July 1996.
Literature as Textual Intercourse. Reprint of Chapter 3 of Not Saussure. In: Beyond Poststructuralism edited by Wendell Harris (Pennsylvania University Press, 1996).
The difficulty of being human. Times Literary Supplement 14th March 1997: 4-6.
Theorrhoea Contra Realism. In: Real Voices: On Reading edited by Philip Davis (Macmillan, 1997): 175-204.
A Dark Mirror: Reflections on Dementia.  News from the Republic of Letters 1997; 2: 12-16.
The Shrink from Hell.  Times Higher Education Supplement 31st October 1997.
The Difficulty of Trusting in Trust. Review of Physician-assisted Suicide (Medical Ethics) , Robert F. Weir, editor. Times Literary Supplement January 30th 1998.
Evidence-Based and Evidence-Free Generalisations: a Tale of Two Cultures. In: The Arts and Sciences of Criticism editors David Fuller and Patricia Waugh (Oxford University Press, 1999).
Do We Need a New Word for Patients? Commentary: Leave Well Alone. British Medical Journal 26th June 1999; 318: 1756-8.
Finding the True Significance of the Demographic Revolution. Times Higher Education Supplement 9th July 1999.
Sokal and Bricmont: Is This the End of the Dark Ages in the Humanities? Review of Intellectual Impostures: Postmodern Philosophers' Abuse of Science by Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont (London: Profile Books, 1998). PN Review 1999; 128: 35-42.
Defender of a Damaging Pseudo-Science. Review of Cassandra's Daughter by Joseph Schwartz. Times Higher Education Supplement 22nd January 2000.
Will the Real Stanley Fish Stand Up, Please? Review of The Trouble with Principle by Stanley Fish. Times Literary Supplement 25th February 2000; 5056: 6-7.
Foreword to The Politics of Sex and Other Essays: On Conservatism, Culture and Imagination by Robert Grant (London: Macmillan, 2000).
Allusive Nods. Review of The Idea of Culture by Terry Eagleton. Times Literary Supplement 7th July 2000.
Brains and Minds: a Brief History of Neuromythology. Journal of the Royal College of Physicians 2000; 34: 563-7.
Against Dr Panglum. Prospect February 2001: 24-29.
Life is too big for atomic minds. Times Higher Education Supplement 6th April 2001.
Carpal Knowledge: a Natural Philosophy of the Caress. Philosophy Now September/October 2001; 33: 24-27.
Manucaption. The Reader 2001; 9: 35-40.
The Survival of Theory. In: Classical Literary Theory and Criticism, edited by V. S. Madge (Madras: Penhale, 2001).
The Truth about Lies: Foucault, Nietzsche and the Cretan Paradox. Review of The Liar's Tale by Jeremy Campbell. Times Literary Supplement 21st December 2001: 3-4.
A Neuroscience of Consciousness: the History of an Illusion. Transactions of the Medical Society of London 2000-1; 117:12- 19
Truth, the Self and the Human Agent after Postmodernism. Paper given at the conference Beyond Post Mordernism, University of British Columbia 16th-18th May 2002.
Dreamers of Paradise. Review of The Culture Cult: Designer Tribalism and Other Essays by Roger Sandall. Times Literary Supplement 16th August 2002: 6. Reprinted as Vom Kulturkritik der Paradiestraumer, Merkur: Deutches Zeitschrift fur Europaisches Denken November 2002; 653: 1024-1028. Reprinted as Dreamers of Paradise, Australian August 2002.
Human Freedom as a Reality-Producing Illusion. The Monist 2003; 86(2): 201-220.
Made by our own hands. Times Higher Education Supplement 18th July 2003.
Customised Humans. Prospect September 2003: 34-39.
Escape from Eden. New Humanist November/December 2003; 118(4): 22-4.
Medicine: a Human Art Rooted in Biological Science. In: Proceedings: Dialogos Disciplinares as Ciencias e as Artes no Viragem do Milienio edited by Alcinda Pinheiro de Sousa and Teresa de Ataide Malafaia (Lisbon: IJF Press, 2003): 133-9.
The NHS Examined: Extract 1: Innovation? You Can Trust Us, We're Doctors. Extract from Hippocratic Oaths: Medicine and its Discontents. Times 3rd August 2004.
The NHS Examined: Extract 1: How Patient Power Could Kill the NHS. Extract from Hippocratic Oaths: Medicine and its Discontents. Times 3rd August 2004.
The NHS Examined: Extract 2: Smells Good - But Does It Work? Extract from Hippocratic Oaths: Medicine and its Discontents. Times 4th August 2004.
The NHS Examined: Extract 2: Remember the MMR jab. Extract from Hippocratic Oaths: Medicine and its Discontents. Times 4th August 2004.
The NHS Examined: Extract 3: Strokes: Why 3,500 People Died Needlessly. Extract from Hippocratic Oaths: Medicine and its Discontents. Times 5th August 2004.
The NHS Examined: Extract 3: Bed Losses, Net Losses. Extract from Hippocratic Oaths: Medicine and its Discontents. Times 5th August 2004.
The NHS Examined: Extract 3: When Grief Turned into Grievance. Extract from Hippocratic Oaths: Medicine and its Discontents. Times 5th August 2004.
The NHS Examined: Extract 4: Time: Yes It Can Be a Healer. Extract from Hippocratic Oaths: Medicine and its Discontents. Times 6th August 2004.
Down Among the Qualia. Review of George and Sam by Charlotte Moore, Not Even Wrong by Paul Collins, A Boy Beyond Reach by Cheri Florance. Times Literary Supplement 27 August 2004: 10-11.
Why minds are not computers. The Philosopher's Magazine 2004; 28: 52-60.
Trying to find consciousness in the brain. Review of Consciousness: A User's Guide by Adam Zeman, Wider Than the Sky: The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness by Gerald M. Edelman, The Quest for Consciousness: A Neurobiological Approach by Christof Koch. Brain 2004 127(11): 2558-2563.
A Farewell to the Flesh? Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 2005; 98(5): 244-6.
The Linguistic Unconscious: Saussure and the Post-Saussureans. Reprint of Enemies of Hope pp.272-269. In: Theory's Empire: An Anthology of Dissent edited by Daphne Patai and Will Corrall (Columbia University Press, 2005).
Book of a Lifetime: Being and Time, Martin Heidegger. The Independent 28th July 2005.
Living Longer, Healthier Lives. Times Saturday 22nd October 2005.
You Can be a Beast, but I'm Human. The Times Saturday 29th October 2005.
What Scientists Believe but Can't Prove ... Contribution to a group article. Times 24th December 2005.
Myths, Medicine and Meaning. Review of Catharsis: On the Art of Medicine by Andrzej Szczeklik (The University of Chicago Press, 2005). Lancet 2006; 367(9517): 1135-6.
Early in her Thinking. Review of Owl of Minerva: A Memoir by Mary Midgley. Times Literary Supplement April 28th 2006: 7.
Ticks That Make Doctors Cross. The Times Thursday 9th June 2006.
The Death of Immortality. PN Review July 2006; 32(6) Number 170: 28-9.
To the Barricades, Old Codgers: You’re the Last Bastions of Threatened Liberty. The Times Monday July 31st 2006.
Targets Have Failed the NHS. The Times Thursday 10th August 2006.
Art (and Philosophy) and the Ultimate Aims of Human Life.  Philosophy Now September/October 2006; 57: 8-10.
We All Go into the Dark – but In the Fragility of Life There Is Light. The Times  25th October 2006: 25.
Assisted Suicide on Trial. Review of The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia by Neil M. Gorsuch (Princeton University Press, 2006). Times Literary Supplement 25th January 2007: 9-10.
Foreword to Ann Drysdale’s Three-Three, Two-Two, Five-Six (Blaenau Ffestiniog: Cinnamon Press, 2007). Reissued in The Reader Spring 2007 25: 79-82 as The Shadow of Death, and in The Chimaera 6th August 2009; 6.
Right, What Have the Scientists Ever Done for Us? Times 28th February 2007.
Enhancing Humanity. Philosophy Now May/June 2007; 61: 15-16.
Getting Consciousness to Speak Itself: The Unmet Challenge of Realism. The Reader Summer 2007; 26: 68- 75.
Unlucky Strikes. Times Literary Supplement 27th September 2007.
Concerning Saturday: Does Implausibility Matter? The Reader Autumn 2007 27; 52-58.
Saving the Self. Philosophy Now September/October; 63: 16-18.
Free Will is Not an Illusion. Spiked Review of Books 27th September 2007.
Why Blame Me? It’s All My Brain’s Fault. Times 24th October 2007.
My brain made me do it. Times 24th October 2007.
Longer, Healthier, Happier? Science, Humans Needs and Human Values. The Battle in Print 24 October 2007.
Not All in the Brain. Brain 2007: 130(11): 3050-3054.
Afterword to The Peacock’s Tail and the Reputation Reflex: The  Neuroscience of Arts Sponsorship by Robin Wight (London: Arts & Business, 2008).
Review of The Science of Morality: Collected Papers edited by Graham Walker (London: Royal College of Physicians,2007) Clinical Medicine 2007; 7(6): 642-3.
The Unthinkability of Philosophical Thoughts. Philosophy Now November/December 2007; 64: 24-5.
Art and the Fourth Hunger Spiked Review of Books November 2007; Issue 7.
Why People Think the Brain is the Mind and Why It Isn’t. Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society 2006-7; 144: 29-38.
Parmenides. Prospect January 2008; 142: 48-52.
The Mystery and Paradox of Scientific Medicine. Clinical Medicine February 2008; 8(1):1-4.
Who Caught that Ball? Philosophy Now January/February 2008; 65: 38-9.
Anecdotes, Data and the Curse of the Media Case Study. Medico-Legal Journal2007; 75(4):139-142.
Computer Models of the Mind are Invalid: a debate with Igor Aleksander. Journal of Information Technology 2008; 23:55-62.
From Blushing to Laughter Fits, Discover What REALLY Goes on in Our Heads. Mail Online 25th April 2008.
On Not Choosing the Alternative: Reflections on Living Longer. Philosophy Now March/April 2008; 66: 24-5.
License my Roving Hands: Does Neuroscience Really Have Anything to Teach Us About the Pleasures of Reading John Donne? Times Literary Supplement 11th April 2008: 13-15.
Review of ID: The Quest for Identity in the 21st Century by Susan Greenfield (London: Sceptre, 2008). Sunday Times 11th May 2008: 49.
Saving Truth. Philosophy Now May/June 2008; 67: 38-39.
The Limitations of a Neurological Approach to Art. Review of Neuroarthistory: From Aristotle and Pliny to Baxandall and Zeki by John Onians (Yale University Press, 2008). Lancet  2008; 372: 19-20.
The Professor of Data-Lean Generalisations. Philosophy Now July/August 2008; 68
Reader I S*****d Him: Reflections on the Decline and Fall of the Asterisk. The Reader Autumn 2008; 31: 111-117.
In a Foxed Mirror. Brain 2008; 131(11): 3103-3107.
George Moore’s Hands:  Scepticism about Philosophy. Philosophy Now September/October 2008; 69
Why Did You Choose Your Mate? No, It's Not All in Your Genes. Times 29th October 2008.
Some Points About Pointing. Philosophy Now November/December 2008; 70:50-51.
Just a Little Tune I Found in My Mouth. Philosophy Now January/February 2009; 22-23
'I kid you not': Knowingness and Other Shallows. Philosophy Now March/April 2009; 72: 48-49.
Why I am an atheist. Philosophy Now May/June 2009; 73: 47-48.
'The Unnatural Selection of Consciousness' The Philosopher’s Magazine 2009; 46: 28-35.
Brains Are the Means of Access to Communities of Mind. Open Democracy 6th July 2009. [Online article]
'Don't Tell Him, Pike!' Philosophy Now July/August 2009; 74.
Reflections On Epilepsy. Philosophy Now September/October 2009; 75: 50-51.
Conscious Computers Are a Delusion. Guardian 3rd September 2009.
Stop the Sick, Degrading Culture of Celebrity. Times 14th October 2009.
Why I Changed My Mind On Assisted Dying. Times 27th October 2009.
How Will a Degree Help a Frightened Patient? Times 13th November 2009.
Neurotrash. New Humanist November/December 2009; 124(6): 18-21.
Does Evolution Explain Our Behaviour? Initial paper (followed by responses, and responses to those responses) for a discussion in the "On the Human" series hosted by the National Humanities Centre North Carolina USA September/October 2009
Zhuangzi and that Bloody Butterfly. Philosophy Now November/December 2009 46-47.
Warning: Don't Let Auld Acquaintance be Forgot. The Times 21st December 2009.
You Won't Find Consciousness in the Brain. New Scientist 9th January 2010.
In Search of the G Spot: Is Faith Hard-Wired in the Brain? New Humanist January/February 2010; 125(1): 22-25.
Sex-addicted? No, it's Getting Caught Syndrome. Times 23rd January 2010.
Don't Wait Up for Me. Community Care, 11th February 2010, 18-19. [On-line version].
Test Medicine in the Lab, Not in the Court. The Times 23rd February 2010.
The Myth of Time Travel. Philosophy Now February/March 2010 pp.50-51.
Anonymity for Jon Venables Is All the More Crucial Now. The Times 9th March 2010.
The Finger Points the Way to What Makes Us Truly Human. New Humanist March/April 2010 p.40.
A Smile at Waterloo Station: On the True Mystery of Memory. Philosophy Now April/May 2010 pp.50-51.
Synthetic life? Synthetic Hysteria More Like. The Times May 22nd 2010.
Language, Literature and Human Consciousness: One Reader’s Report. The Reader38 Summer 2010: 63-71
Ideas of the Decade: Recovering the Great Outdoors. The Philosopher’s Magazine 50 3rd Quarter 2010 108-109.
My Bald Head. Philosophy Now June/July 2010 pp.50-51.
Minds, Brains and Music. Times Saturday 3rd July 2010.
Identity and the Mind. In: Identity (Darwin College Lectures) edited by Ghiselle Walker and Elizabeth Leedham-Green (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010) pp.184-207.
Doctors Want to Work As Much As to Play. The Times 8th August 2010.
Okey Doke. Philosophy Now August/September 2010 pp.50-51.
Dialogue with Roger Scruton: ‘Staving off despair: on the use and abuse of pessimism for life’ Standpoint September 2010 32-37.
Malignant Variety. Heroes and Villains in One Woman’s Contribution to Cancer Research Times Literary Supplement 2nd September 2010.
How Can I Possibly Be Free? The New Atlantis. Summer 2010 pp. 1-20.
Why Do we Feel the Need to End the Heartache? The Times 6th October 2010.
Time, Tense & Physics. Philosophy Now October/November 2010 pp.46-7.
Foreword to A Matter of Facts. (London: Dignity in Dying, [2010]).
What Neuroscience Cannot Tell Us about Ourselves. The New Atlantis Fall 2010.
It's an Illusion that we Are Ever Independent. The Times 20th October 2010.
Why Neuroscience Will Never Explain Consciousness. A lecture given to the Einstein Forum, Potsdam, in the Talking Brains series, 3rd December 2010. [Audio transcript by Deutschlandradio].
The Mind in the Mirror. Review essay on V.S. Ramachandran's The Tell-Tale Brain: Unlocking the Mystery of Human Nature . Wall Street Journal 8th January 2011.
Happily Ever After? Review of John Gray's The Immortalization Commission: Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Death. Literary Review February 2011, pp 41-2.
More Training Won't Fill a Hole in Humanity. The Times 17th February 2011.
A Mind of our Own: the Metaphysical Limitations of Neuroscience. Reviews of Soul Dust: The Magic of Consciousnessby Nicholas Humphrey, and Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain by Antonio Damasio. New Statesman 24th February 2011.
Medicine and Philosophy: on Chekov's Ward No. 6. The Reader. No 41 Spring 2011 pp. 54-60.
Bored to Death. The Times 6th March 2011.
Screwing Up. Review of Kathryn Schulz On Being Wrong TLS  20th March 2011.
The Soup and the Scaffolding. Philosophy Now March/April 2011 pp.50-1.
Seeing Time. Philosophy Now May/June 2011 pp. 51-52.
Striking a False Note. Review of The Power of Music: Pioneering Discoveries in the New Science of Song by Elena Mannes. Wall Street Journal 21st May 2011.
Neurotrash. Prospect 25th May 2011; Issue 183.
Undiscovered. New Humanist. Vol.126; Issue 4 (July/August 2011).
Mankind Aped. The Times 4th June 2011.
An Introduction to Incontinental Philosphy. Philosophy Now July/August 2011 pp. 50-51.
Undiscovered. New Humanist Volume 126 Issue 4; July/August 2011 pp.28-31.
Music and Maths Are Singing the Same Tune. The Times 9th July 2011.
This Sublime Talent Did Not Die of a Disease. The Times 25th July 2011.
Call no Event Future until it is Past. Philosophy Now September/October 2011 pp. 51-52.
What Consciousness is Not. Review article of The Character of Consciousness and The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory By David J. Chalmers. The New Atlantis No. 33, Fall 2011 pp. 66-91.
My Brain Made Me Do It, Your Honour. The Philosophers' Magazine Issue 55, 4th quarter 2011 pp. 31-41.
Beautiful Minds. Eureka - The Times October 2011.
The Scandal of Doctors Against Assisted Dying. The Times 11th October 2011.
On Points. Philosophy Now November/December 2011 pp. 48-49.
Fear Not, Our Physicians Can Heal Themselves. The Times 5th November 2011.
Rethinking Thinking. Reviews of Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter by Terrence Deacon, and Who's in Charge: Free Will and the Science of the Brain by Michael S. Gazzaniga. The Wall Street Journal 12th November 2011.
Wit and Wisdom: Is It All in the Brain? Brain 2012 135 (11).
A Conversation with My Neighbour. Philosophy Now January/February 2012.
The Case for Assisted Dying. The Times 5th January 2012.
What Makes Man So Beastly. Review of What it Means to Be Human by Joanna Bourke. The Wall Street Journal 14th January 2012.
The Intolerable Burden of Assisted Dying. Guardian 27th March 2012.
An Imitation Life Is Better Than No Life At All. The Times 2nd April 2012.
The Brain… It Makes You think. Doesn't It? [Dialogue between Raymond Tallis and David Eagleman on the latter's book Incognito]. Observer 29th April 2012.
You Chemical Scum, You. Philosophy Now May/June 2012 pp.48-9.
A Hasty Report From a Tearing Hurry. Philosophy Now May/June 2012 pp.48-49.
End the Suffering Of Those Who Are Terminally Ill. Guardian 25th June 2012.
Our Professional Bodies Should Stop Opposing Assisted Dying. BMJ 2012;344:e4115.
Notes Towards a Philosophy of Sleep. Philosophy Now July/August 2012 pp.48-49.
Art and Freedom, with Julian Spalding [in Portuguese]. Dicta e Contradicta August 2012.
The Case for Assisted Dying. New Humanist Volume 127 Issue5; September/October 2012.
The Shocking Yawn . Philosophy Now November/December 2012 pp.50-51.
Drugs kill. Truth and Reason Are the Victims. The Times 11th December 2012.
And the Logos became the Logistics of Listmas. The Times 26th December 2012.
The Illnesses That Flesh Is Heir To. Wall Street Journal 29th December 2012.
“Where is my itch?” Philosophy Now January/February 2013 50-1.
“New Hippocratic oath: first cover your back” The Times 5th February 2013.
“Smell the low B-flat” Times Literary Supplement February 15th 2013 pp.23-4.
‘Delusions of a “besotted technophile” Prospect April 2013 54-5.
“Art world prattlers now revealed as hypocrites” Times 6/4/2013
“Oh no, you don’t” Times Literary Supplement May 10 2013 p.8-9
“Draining the River and Quivering the Arrow. Raymond Tallis Against the “Flow” and “Direction” of Time Philosophy Now March/April 2013
“Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Misrepresentation of Humanity Transactions of the Manchester Statistical Society 2011-2012 pp. 81-95
“The Month in Books” Prospect June 2013 p.73
“Philosophy isn’t dead yet” Guardian Monday 27th May 2013 p.25
“On Waiting” Philosophy Now May/June 2013 pp.48-9.
“The trouble with psychiatry” The Times Saturday June 1 2013
“Think brain scans can reveal our innermost thoughts? Think again”. Observer 2nd June 2013
“Natural born killers” Review of The Anatomy of Violence. The Biological Roots of Crime The Guardian 15th June 2013 p.7
“Could the Universe Give a Toss?” Philosophy Now July/August 2013 pp.48-9.
‘Out of hours care may break the overstretched NHS’ Times 26th June 2013
“We’ll end with Skid Row services for those unable to pay” Daily Mirror 6th July 2013 p.10.
“The Big Questions” The Independent 6th July 2013 p.45
Obituary for Professor John Brocklehurst The Guardian 18th July 2013
Diary for The Spectator 13th July 2013
‘What Has Neurophilosophy Ever Done for Us?’ Review of ‘Touching a Nerve. The Self as Brain’ New Humanist September/October 2013 pp.44-5.
‘Naming Airy Nothings’ Philosophy Now September/October 2013 PP.48-9.
‘Bringing mind to matter’ Review of Mind and Cosmos by Thomas Nagel The New Atlantis Number 39 Summer 2013 pp.125-132.
‘Seeing and Believing’ Philosophy Now November/December 2013pp.52-3.
‘Causes as (Local) Oomph’ Philosophy Now January/February 2014 pp.52-3
The case for assisted dying in 'Assisted Dying. Who Makes The Final Decision?' Edited by Lesley Close and Jo Cartwright (London: Peter Owen, 2014).
'Issues with the God Issue' Philosophy Now March/April 2014 pp.52.3.
‘A Small Explosion from a (Relatively) Quiet Atheist Philosophy Now July-August 2014 pp.52-3.
‘The Case for Assisted Dying: compassion, choice, safety’ Independent July 18th 2014.
‘Ideas and Scholarship. Does It Matter Who Said What? Philosophy Now, September - October 2014.
'Review of IP Pavlov A Russian Lifein Science forThe Wall Street Journal November 15th 1914
Emergency Reflections on Political Philosophy, Philosophy Now, November - December, 2014.
On Being (Roughly) Here Philosophy Now February/March 2015
‘Foreword’ to Forks in the Road by Lord Turnberg of Cheadle (Royal College of Physicians Press, 2014).
‘Brainstorms Brewing’ Review of Susan Greenfield’s Mind Change and Norman Doidge’s The Brain’s Way of Healing for Wall Street Journal March 1st 2015.
‘Brainstorms Brewing’ The Wall Street Journal Saturday/Sunday February 28th-March 1st, 2015
.‘To the Ganges’ Times Literary Supplement May 1st 2015 pp.7-.
Thinking Straight About Curved Space’ Philosophy Now June/July 2015 pp.48-9.
Interview in Interalia Online Magazine of Arts. Sciences, and Consciousness ‘With Consciousness in Mind’ (Part 2) Issue 12 May 2015.
‘On Being Thanked by a Paper Bag’ – now published rather than in press: Philosophy Now April/May 2015 pp.48-9.

‘To the Ganges’ Times Literary Supplement May 1st 2015 pp.7-8
‘Thinking Straight About Curved Space’ Philosophy Now June/July 2015 pp.48-9.
Interview in Interalia Online Magazine of Arts. Sciences, and Consciousness ‘With Consciousness in Mind’ (Part 2) Issue 12 May 2015.
‘Mathematics and Reality’ Philosophy Now May/June 2014 pp.50-1.
‘Temporal Thoughts about Eternity’ Philosophy Now July/August 2015 pp.50-1.
‘How on Earth Can We Be Free?’ Philosophy Now September/October 2015 pp.50-1.
‘Reality and Stability: From Parmenides to Einstein’ Philosophy Now November/December 2015
'Review of the Soul Machine by George Makari. Wall Street Journal. Saturday, 7th November 2015
"What a Possesive!" On Being Embodied' Philosophy Now February/March 2016
'The 'P' Word. Does It Matter if Philosophy does not Make Progress? Philosophy Now April/May 2016
'Scrutinising Material Objects' Philosophy Now June/July 2016
‘On Logos’ Philosophy Now 117 Dec 2016/January 2017 52-53.
‘The Private Sector in the NHS. The Danger of Large-Scale Privatisation.
Royal College of Physicians Commentary December 2016 25-26.

‘An Overdue Appearance of Immanuel Kant’ Philosophy Now February/March 2017 50-51.

‘Remembering Memory’ Philosophy Now April/May 2017

‘The Time of Our Lives’ The New Atlantic Winter 2017
‘Panpsychism’ Philosophy Now August/September 2017 pp.50-1
‘The Philosophy of Time, Reciprocal Containment, and the Ouroboros’ Philosophy Now October/November 2017 pp.54-55.
‘Death and the Philosopher’ Philosophy Now December 2017 pp 54-5.
‘Technoimmortalization’ Philosophy Now 128 October/November 2017 pp.54-5.
‘Problems and Mysteries’ Philosophy Now 125 April/May 2018 pp.545.
‘On Non-Existent Objects’ Philosophy Now Issue 126 June/July 2018
‘Fifty Shades of Black’ Philosophy Now  Issue 227 August/September 2018 54-5.
‘Human Transcendence: The Possibility of Spiritual Irredentism’ Theology March 2019.
‘Becoming Animal’ in Becoming Animal or Becoming Human Proceedings of the Philosophical Symposium Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art Copenhagen Denmark Edited by Claus Carstensen and Jens Tang Kristensen Black Dog Press, 2018.
‘On Failing to be a Philosopher’ Philosophy Now April/May 2019.
‘Brains, Minds, Selves’ Philosophy Now 129 December 2018/January 2019 pp.54-5
‘Homo faber’ Philosophy Now February/March 2019, pp.54-5.
‘About Aboutness’ Philosophy Now June/July 2019 pp.54-5.
‘In Measure Began Our Might’ Philosophy Now August/September 2019 pp.54-5.
‘Religion and Evil’ Philosophy Now October/November 2019 pp.54-5.
Review of Galileo’s Error by Philip Goff Philosophy Now December/January 2020.
‘Parisian Anti-Humanism’ in Becoming Human edited by Katerina Gregos.
‘Paying Attention to Attention’ Philosophy Now February/March 2020.
‘Against the Neural Philosophy of Mind’ Philosophy Now April/May 2020.
‘Philosophy in a time of plague Part 1. Thoughts on Handwashing’
Philosophy Now June/July 2020 pp. 54-5.
‘Wired to Care’ Review of Conscience by Patricia Churchland
Times Literary Supplement June 26th 2020 34-35.
‘Philosophy in a time of plague Part 2 The Reckoning’
Philosophy Now August/September 2020 pp.56-5.,
The Mystery of Freedom. Philosophy Now October/November 2020.

Articles in Press

Parmenides: TimesLiterary Supplement 9.
‘On Failing to be a Philosopher’ Philosophy Now April/May 2019.


Not Saussure: A Critique of Post-Saussurean Literary Theory. (London: Macmillan, 1988; 2nd ed. Macmillan, 1995).
In Defence of Realism. (Edward Arnold; 2nd ed. University of Nebraska Press, 1998).
The Pursuit of Mind, co-edited with Howard Robinson. (Manchester: Carcanet, 1991).
The Explicit Animal: A Defence of Human Consciousness. (London: Macmillan, 1991; reissued in paperback, with a new preface, 1999).
Psycho-electronics: Or a Guide, in the Form of a Lexicon, to the Psuedo-science of Cognitive Mechanics (London: Ferrington, 1994; re-issued as Why the Mind is not a Computer, Exeter: Imprint Academic, 2004, with a new preface: Towards a Critical Neuro-Epistemology).
Newton's Sleep: Two Cultures and Two Kingdoms. (London: Macmillan, 1995).
Enemies of Hope: A Critique of Contemporary Pessimism, Irrationalism, Anti-humanism and the Counter-enlightenment. (London: Macmillan, 1997; reissued in paperback, with a new preface, 1999).
Theorrhoea and After. (London: Macmillan, 1999).
On the Edge of Certainty: Philosophical Explorations. (Basingstoke: Macmillan 1999).
The Raymond Tallis Reader, edited by Michael Grant. (Basingstoke: Macmillan (Palgrave), 2000).
A Conversation with Martin Heidegger. (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001).
The Hand: a Philosophical Inquiry into Human Being. (Edinburgh University Press, 2003). Volume 1 of Handkind.
I Am: a Philosophical Inquiry into First Person Being. (Edinburgh University Press, 2004). Volume 2 of Handkind.
The Knowing Animal: a Philosophical Inquiry into Knowledge and Truth. (Edinburgh University Press, 2004). Volume 3 of Handkind.
Hippocratic Oaths: Medicine and its Discontents. (London: Atlantic Books 2004; paperback 2005).
The Enduring Significance of Parmenides : Unthinkable Thought. (London: Continuum Press, 2008).
The Kingdom of Infinite Space: A Fantastical Journey Round Your Head. (London: Atlantic Books, 2008).
Hunger. (London: Acumen, 2008).
Michelangelo's Finger: An Exploration of Everyday Transcendence. (London: Atlantic, 2010).
Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Misrepresentation of Humanity  . (London: Routledge, 2011). Reissued as a Routledge Classic Sping 2016
In Defence of Wonder and Other Philosophical Reflections. (London: Routledge, 2012).
Reflections of a Metaphysical Flaneur and Other Philosophical Essays. Acumen 2013
NHS SOS How the NHS Was Betrayed – and How We Can Save It co-edited with Jacky Davis One World 2013.
Epimethean Imaginings, Philosophical and Other Meditations on Everyday Light (Routledge, 2014)
Summers of Discontent. The Purpose of the Arts Today – with Julian Spalding  (London: Bitter Lemon Press, September 2014).
The Black Mirror. Fragments of an Obituary for Life (Atlantic, 2015).
The Black Mirror. Looking at Life through Death published in a US edition through Yale Autumn 2015.
The Black Mirror. Fragments of an Obituary For Life .Atlantic Paperback Edition March 2016.
Aping Mankind. Neuromania, Darwinitis, and the Misrepresentation of Humanity re-issued with a new introduction as a 'Routledge Classic' April 2016.
Of Time and Lamentation. Reflections on Transience.
Logos. The Mystery of the Sense-Making Animal (Newcastle: Agenda 2017).
Seeing Ourselves. Reclaiming Humanity from God and Science (Newcastle: Agenda, 2020).

Books in Press

The Mystery of Freedom
Philosophy Now October/November 2020.
Freedom: An Impossible Reality
Agenda, May 2021

Books in Preparation

Reflections on My Timein the Light
Prague 22. A Book of Tenuous Connections

Submitted for Publication

Quartet for the End of Time - a collection of short stories.

Poems Published Individually

Tilt Shot. The Listener 1981.
Fathers and Sons. The Listener 1981.
Eating Lotosburgers. Poesis 1982.
Glints of Darkness. Poesis 1982.
In Memoriam Roland Barthes. Listener 1982.
Bomb-Blast. Iron 1982. (Reprinted in: Iron Age Anthology: A Selection of Works from Iron Magazine, 1973-83 ; Newcastle: Iron Press, 1983).
Hemiplegia. Iron 1982.
The Triumph of Death. Iron 1982.
A Note on the Preterite. Listener 1982.
Tree in a Drought. Country Life 1982.
Frost. Critical Quarterly December 1982; 24(4): 16.
Sun. Country Life 1983.
Away Match. She 1983.
A Breakdown in Communications. She 1983.
Water. Iron 1983.
Ice. Iron 1983.
Fog (Mist, Steam). Iron 1983.
Metasonnet for a Dark Lady. Honest Ulsterman 1984.
In Memoriam. Regeneration Anthology 1984.
Political Scandal. Iron 1984.
As Flies to Wanton Boys. Iron 1984.
Microbes and Morality. Iron1984.
By the Broken Light of Dream. Acumen 1986.
Lieder und Leider. Poetry Voice 1987.
Infans. Poetry Voice 1990.
Justifying the Search. Philosophy Now 2002.
Cries. The Liberal 2005.

Published Letters

Applied Derrida. Times Literary Supplement 6th January 1995: 15.
Woolgathering. PN Review 1994; 99: 5.
The Survival of Theory. PN Review 1995; 102: 2-3.
Deconstructing Derrida. Times Literary Supplement 24th October 1997.
Saussure, So Far. Times Higher Education Supplement 21st November 1997.
Theory and Empirical Research. Times 6th March 1998.
Freud, Empiricism and Psychoanalysis. Times 13th November 1998.
Deconstruction in Performance. Times 12th March 1999.
'Absence'. Response to a review of Absence: a Metaphysical Comedy. Times 10th December 1999.
William Rowan Hamilton. Times 23rd June 2000.
No Amateur. Times 1st September 2000.
Tallis's Themes. Times 29th September 2000.
Neuromythology. Clinical Science January 2001; 100 (1): 88-9.
Truth, Lies and Michel Foucault. Times 22nd February 2002.
Margaret Mead's Views of Samoa. Times 6th September 2002.
Doctor-Patient Relations. Response to a review of Hippocratic Oaths: Medicine and its Discontents. Times 1st July 2005.
Book of a Lifetime: Being and Time, Martin Heidegger. Independent 29th July 2005.
Sentient Beings. Response to a review of the Handkind trilogy. Times 21 October 2005.
The Academic Empire Strikes Back. Guardian 17th April 2006.
Philosophical? No. Guardian 24th April 2006.
Value Judgements in the Academy. Times Literary Supplement 26th March 2008.
End-of-Life Choice: the Debate on Palliative Care and Assisted Dying for Terminal Patients. Times 15th October 2008.
Beware of Derrida. Philosophy Now May/June 2009: 35


'Beast and Man – 35 Years On’ in Science and the Self. Animals, Evolution, and Ethics Essays in Honour of Mary Midgley Edited by Ian James Kidd and Liz McKinnell (London: Routledge, 2016).
'Science, Stories, and the Self' in 'Religion & Atheism. Beyond the Divide' Edited by Arthur Carrol & Richard Norman. London: Routledge 2016.