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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 ...

The Independent

The Independent
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:52:30 -0700

Their letter inspired 16 eminent intellectuals to write back, including Bertrand Russell and A J Ayer, and the result was Index on Censorship – a magazine, a pressure group, and a tireless champion of free speech. Now, the USSR is no more, but Index on ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald
Fri, 12 Jun 2015 04:03:44 -0700

... where he experiences – along with such companions as news reporter Max, Clifta, a huntsman spider, and environmentalist Braid – the horrors, violence and inhumanity of war, in contrast to his encounters with Oxford philosophers A.J. Ayer and J.L ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Mon, 08 Jun 2015 22:00:28 -0700

He'll even say grace at dinner, if required: “I have no objection to uttering meaningless statements,” he said, quoting the philosopher AJ Ayer. In conversation, Dawkins is most comfortable in the mode of an Oxbridge tutorial – as a professor ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Sun, 19 Jul 2015 02:00:15 -0700

Due to its legendary nose for news, last week's Sunday Times was first to reveal the “eight experts” chosen by culture secretary John Whittingdale to “help decide the BBC's future”, the Murdoch empire barely able to wait to share its horror at the ...

OUPblog (blog)

OUPblog (blog)
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:30:00 -0700

In the 1930's, emotivists like A.J. Ayer and Charles Stevenson claimed that the meaning of moral words like 'wrong' cannot consist in a contribution to what makes sentences involving them true, but must lie in some other feature of what they are used ...

ESPNcricinfo.com

ESPNcricinfo.com
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 21:07:14 -0700

Wittgenstein, in his Cambridge days, watched cricket; AJ Ayer, a soccer fan (Tottenham Hotspurs), also followed cricket. David Papineau, philosopher of physics at King's College, writes a popular blog on how philosophy can illuminate sport and vice versa.

The Fortnightly Review

The Fortnightly Review
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 16:03:45 -0700

That same year he became one of the driving forces in the start of Index on Censorship, with the likes of poet W.H. Auden, his friend from the Oxford days, novelist Mary McCarthy, lawyer Louis Blom-Cooper, philosopher A.J. Ayer, and others. The ...
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