My rating: 4 of 5 stars
"The Soup and the Scaffolding" - BRILLIANT
I've been reading (and rereading) this, on and off, for a while now. I found the book through a review on The Guardian website, which said, in part:
"What unites the various aspects of Tallis's thinking is a profound reaction against reductionism. Whether he is writing on the "neuromania" that insists the brain is identical to the mind, or the nature of time, or skewering the improbabilities of Ian McEwan's Saturday, Tallis seems allergic to forms of thought that deny the fine-grained, paradoxical and profuse nature of reality."
I couldn't have said it better.