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Ayer Writings in Philosophy: A Palgrave Macmillan Archive Collection

Ayer Writings in Philosophy: A Palgrave Macmillan Archive Collection (Hardback)

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The British philosopher, A.J. Ayer is known for his influence on the development of analytical philosophy, spreading and developing the ideas of logical positivism following his study with the Vienna Circle in the 1920s. A.J. Ayer rejected metaphysics and theology as meaningless and emotivist, and argued for what he identified as a "criterion of verifiability" as a test of meaningful statements. In addition to being a creative and rigorous philosopher, the major books included in this collection reveal him to have been a gifted teacher.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesWestern philosophyWestern philosophy, from c 1900 -Analytical philosophy & Logical PositivismReference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksReference works Publisher: Palgrave USA Publication Date: 01/11/2003 ISBN-13: 9781403917447  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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A. J. AYER (1910-1989) studied philosophy with members of the Vienna Circle in the 1920s before teaching philosophy at Oxford and London universities. He became Wykeham Professor of Logic at Oxford in 1959. He was highly influential in the development of analytical philosophy,and a great populariser of the subject. Among his many books, Language, Truth and Logic, written in 1936, is the best known, and still widely studied by philosophy students. - TED HONDERICH is Grote Professor of Philosophy of Mind and Logic Emeritus, University of London. He is Editor of the Oxford Companion to Philosophy.

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