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ChristianToday

ChristianToday
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 06:15:53 -0800

AJ Ayer in the 1920's wrote a book called Language, Truth and Logic which espoused a philosophy called Logical Positivism. What does that have to do with the man on the street today? Because, despite being debunked by most serious philosophers it is ...

Philosophy Now (subscription)

Philosophy Now (subscription)
Sat, 09 Jul 2011 06:21:00 -0700

Sir Alfred Ayer (Freddie to friends) achieved great success with his first book Language, Truth and Logic (1936). Written with verve and enthusiasm, it gave a clear statement of Logical Positivism. This doctrine maintained that there are only two ways ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 13:41:26 -0800

Now that it looks as if Britain may get more deeply involved in the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), people are worried. “Look at what happened in Iraq,” they say, and wonder how it will end. The anxiety about another ill ...

Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)
Sun, 11 Oct 2015 17:02:42 -0700

The philosopher Markus Gabriel is something of a wunderkind. Six years ago, at the tender age of 29, he was appointed to his current position as a professor of philosophy and chair of epistemology at the University of Bonn, making him the youngest ...

Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nz
Fri, 18 Dec 2015 08:00:34 -0800

The story concerns the high-toned British philosopher, A J Ayer. Ayer was once at a cocktail party in New York where he was appalled by the way Mike Tyson was treating a female guest. Ayer told the boxer to watch himself. Tyson said "Do you know who ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Sun, 06 Dec 2015 17:58:59 -0800

My favourite is boxer Mike Tyson, who put the fateful question to the late British philosopher A.J. Ayer who had intervened in a dispute between him and model Naomi Campbell. Tyson said: 'I'm the heavyweight champion of the world!' Thus informed, Ayer ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Mon, 26 Oct 2015 04:12:55 -0700

He used to be on a BBC tv Brains Trust along with A J Ayer, Lady Bonham Carter and other `academic' and very bright sparks. I must have been a teenager and probably didn't completely understand every word they said but it was the days when the Beeb ...

Huffington Post (blog)

Huffington Post (blog)
Thu, 05 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0800

Even the atheist philosopher A.J. Ayer wrote of a near death experience in which he found himself in a realm where "the laws of nature had ceased to function" and where he was "confronted by a red light, exceedingly bright." Gallup surveys and studies ...
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