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Frank Ramsey: a biography

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Mellor, David Hugh 


The article is derived from the accompanying radio portrait. It was published in 1995 in Philosophy 70, 243-262, and is reproduced here by permission of the Editor. Page numbers after quotations from Ramsey refer to F. P. Ramsey: Philosophical Papers, edited by D. H. Mellor, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.


The recording is of 'Better than the Stars', a radio portrait of F. P. Ramsey, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 27 February 1978. It includes contributions by A. J. Ayer, Richard Braithwaite, Dick Jeffrey, Lord Ramsey, Mrs Lettice Ramsey and I. A. Richards. Excerpts from Ramsey's writings are read by Hugh Dickson and from Maynard Keynes's writings by Gabriel Woolf. It may be downloaded from here or streamed from Copyright in it is retained by the BBC, and it is made available here by their permission and that of the contributors.



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