AYER, Sir Alfred Jules


AYER, Sir Alfred Jules
(1910-1989)
   English linguistic philosopher and humanist whose best work Language, Truth and Logic (1936), introduced LOGICAL POSITIVISM to the English speaking world. The central demand of this work was the "elimination of METAPHYSICS." In 1988, shortly before his death, he wrote an article describing a near death experience which had forced him to question his earlier views.

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  • Ayer, Sir A.J. — ▪ British philosopher Introduction in full  Sir Alfred Jules Ayer   born Oct. 29, 1910, London, Eng. died June 27, 1989, London       British philosopher and educator and a leading representative of Logical Positivism through his widely read work …   Universalium

  • Alfred — /al fred, frid/, n. a male given name: from the Old English words meaning elf and counsel. * * * I known as Alfred the Great born 849 died 899 King of Wessex (871–99) in southwestern England. He joined his brother Ethelred I in confronting a… …   Universalium

  • sir — /serr/, n. 1. a respectful or formal term of address used to a man: No, sir. 2. (cap.) the distinctive title of a knight or baronet: Sir Walter Scott. 3. (cap.) a title of respect for some notable personage of ancient times: Sir Pandarus of Troy …   Universalium

  • Jules — /joohlz/; Fr. /zhyuul/, n. a male given name, French form of Julius. * * * (as used in expressions) Ayer Sir Alfred Jules Bordet Jules Jean Baptiste–Vincent Dubos René Jules Dumont d Urville Jules Sébastien César Feiffer Jules Ferry Jules… …   Universalium

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  • Ayer — biographical name Sir Alfred Jules 1910 1989 English philosopher …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ayer —   [ eə], Sir (seit 1970) Alfred Jules, britischer Philosoph, * London 29. 10. 1910, ✝ ebenda 28. 6. 1989; 1946 59 Professor in London, 1959 78 in Oxford, einflussreicher Vertreter der analytischen Philosophie in der Nachfolge B. Russells und des… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Alfred — (as used in expressions) Adler, Alfred Ayer, Sir A(lfred) J(ules) Binet, Alfred Birney, (Alfred) Earle Blalock, Alfred Brauchitsch, (Heinrich Alfred) Walther von Alfred Bryant Renton Leonard Alfred Schneider Alfred Gerald Caplin Cerf, Bennett… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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