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A. J. Ayer

A. J. AyerAKA Alfred Jules Ayer

Born: 29-Oct-1910
Birthplace: London, England [1]
Died: 27-Jun-1989
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Philosopher

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Language, Truth and Logic

Military service: British Army (Intelligence, WWII)


[1] Neville Court #8, near Abbey Road, London.

Father: Jules Louis Cyprien Ayer (b. 1867)
Mother: Reine (b. in Antwerp)
Wife: Dee Wells
Wife: Vanessa Salmon ("Vanessa Lawson")

    High School: Eton College
    University: BA, Christ Church, Oxford University (1932)
    University: MA, Christ Church, Oxford University (1936)
    Professor: University College London (1946-59)
    Professor: Oxford University (1959-78)

    Rationalist Press Association Honorary Associate (1947-)
    British Humanist Association President (1965-70)
    Knighthood 1970

Author of books:
Language, Truth and Logic (1936)
The Foundations of Empirical Knowledge (1940)
Philosophical Essays (1954)
The Problem of Knowledge (1956)
The Concept of a Person and other Essays (1963)
The Origins of Pragmatism (1968)
Metaphysics and Common Sense (1969)
Bertrand Russell and G. E. Moore: The Analytical Heritage (1971)
Probability and Evidence (1972)
Bertrand Russell (1972)
The Central Questions of Philosophy (1973)
Part of My Life (1977, memoir)
Hume (1980)
Philosophy in the Twentieth Century (1982)
Freedom and Morality and Other Essays (1984)
More of My Life (1984, memoir)
Ludwig Wittgenstein (1986)


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