Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Birthday A.J. Ayer (1910-1989)

A leading 20th century analytical philosopher and humanist, Ayer remained devoted to the project of Logical Positivism, even after it fell out of favor. He was, perhaps, best known for his own verificationist theory of meaning, which was more or less blown out of the water by Karl Popper's philosophy of science based on falsification. Nevertheless, Ayer's works, including Logical Positivism (1959) and Language, Truth and Logic (1936) are still widely read today.

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