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by Stuart Hampshire Professor of Philosophy in the University of London
Professor Hampshire discusses some of the topics of the book he published last year. Responsible action involves knowing what you do and being able to give an account of it. This raises some interesting questions such as the difference between ' inside ' and ' outside ' knowledge, the influence of our environment, and the relation between psychology and ethics.


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: Max Adrian and Denis Quilley in ' THE SALVATION OF FAUST'

Another Play on Words and Music
The Words by Donald Cotton The Music by James Stevens Production by Douglas Cleverdon and A section of the Sinfonia of London conducted by the composer
In this early campaign of the Apollyonic Wars, Psychiatry, used in action for the first time, is revealed as the most commercially successful invention of the Devil-whilst, on the side of the Angels, Woman is proved conclusively to be the Ultimate Deterrent.


Music By: James Stevens
Production By: Douglas Cleverdon
Old Lucifer: Max Adrian
Young Lucifer, a psychiatry salesman: Frank Duncan
Faust Sapiens and Faust Elegans, two halves of a split personality: Alan Dudley
Faust Sapiens and Faust Elegans, two halves of a split personality: Denis Quilley
Antroba, a student at Wittenburg: Stella Chapman


Fourth of a number of programmes each recorded from a Thursday Invitation Concert broadcast earlier in the year
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by Max Gluckman
Professor of Social Anthropology in the University of Manchester
Les Rites de Passage by Arnold van Gennep, one of the most seminal books in our history' has after more than fifty years been translated into English. Professor Gluckman considers its impact on the study of human societies, and some of the questions about Western as well as primitive peoples which van Gennep enabled others to raise.


Unknown: Max Gluckman
Unknown: Arnold Van


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