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A.J. Ayer : a life

Author: Ben Rogers
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"Ben Rogers provides a clear and accessible account of Ayer's philosophical writings and assesses their significance to twentieth-century philosophy." "Rogers also offers fascinating insights into the links between Ayer's philosophy and his life. He guides us through the young philosopher's troubled years at Eton, using Ayer's experience there to create an indelible portrait of England's upper classes during the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: A J Ayer; A J Ayer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Rogers
ISBN: 0802116736 9780802116734 0802138691 9780802138699
OCLC Number: 43952093
Notes: Originally published: London, England : Chatto & Windus, 1999.
"Principal publications of A.J. Ayer": p. 306.
Description: 402 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Teachers, Bankers, Merchants, Wives --
School-days --
Apprentice --
Student --
Homecoming --
Marriage among the Scientists --
Apostle --
Language, Truth and Logic, or the Philosophy of Nonsense --
Iconoclast, Hedonist --
Bright Young Things --
War: 'My New Profession' --
'Good Enough, if Largely Unauthorised' --
The Meaning of Life --
Professor --
The London Freddie Ayer --
All Change --
Oxford, New York, Toulon --
Benthamite Saint --
Central Questions --
Retirement --
Old Age --
Resurrection.
Responsibility: Ben Rogers.

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"Ben Rogers provides a clear and accessible account of Ayer's philosophical writings and assesses their significance to twentieth-century philosophy." "Rogers also offers fascinating insights into the links between Ayer's philosophy and his life. He guides us through the young philosopher's troubled years at Eton, using Ayer's experience there to create an indelible portrait of England's upper classes during the twilight years of Victorian privilege. He takes us to Oxford, where Ayer astounded his tutors with his acumen and iconoclastic zeal, and where he befriended Isaiah Berlin, Ludwig Wittgenstein, e. e. cummings, and other great thinkers and writers of the era."--Jacket.

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