Sir Alfred Ayer

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Sir Alfred Ayer, the philosopher who was for many years the Wykeham Professor of Logic at Oxford University, is perhaps best known for Language, Truth and Logic, a book he wrote when he was only 25, and Philosophy in the Twentieth Century. He talks to Roy Plomley about the life of an academic and chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: The Italian Girl In Algiers by Gioacchino Rossini
Book: Life of Johnson by James Boswell and A Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides by James Boswell
Luxury: Le Moulin de la Galette by Renoir

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Fri 3 Aug 1984 09:05

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Role Contributor
PresenterRoy Plomley
Interviewed GuestSir Alfred Ayer

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