A.J. Ayer

Philosopher, Author

1910 – 1989

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Who was A.J. Ayer?

Sir Alfred Jules "Freddie" Ayer was a British philosopher known for his promotion of logical positivism, particularly in his books Language, Truth, and Logic and The Problem of Knowledge.

Ayer was a Special Operations Executive and MI6 agent during the Second World War. He was the Grote Professor of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic at University College London from 1946 until 1959, when he became Wykeham Professor of Logic at the University of Oxford. He was president of the Aristotelian Society from 1951 to 1952. He was knighted in 1970.

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Born
Oct 29, 1910
United Kingdom
Also known as
  • Alfred Jules Ayer
  • Sir Alfred Jules Ayer
  • AJ Ayer
  • A.J Ayer
Religion
  • Atheism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Christ Church, Oxford
  • Eton College
Lived in
  • London
Died
Jun 27, 1989

Submitted
on July 23, 2013