Alfred Jules Ayer

Alfred Jules Ayer was lecturer and research fellow at Oxford’s Christ Church College from 1933 to 1944.

Then he was fellow (1944-1945) and dean (1945-1946) of Wadham College.

From 1946 to 1959 Ayer was Grote professor of the philosophy of mind and logic at the University of London, and in 1959 he became Wykeham professor of logic at Oxford.

His best-known publication, Language, Truth and Logic (1936), was the leading British statement of logical positivism. His ideas were seen as a radical departure from established philosophy.

He was also popularly known after the war as a participant on the radio discussion programme, the Brains Trust.

Major Works of Alfred Jules Ayer

– The Foundations of Empirical Knowledge (1940)
– Philosophical Essays (1954)
– The Problem of Knowledge (1956)
– The Concept of a Person (1963)

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