A. J. Ayer: Analysing What We Mean.

Hanfling, Oswald.

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Best remembered for Language, Truth and Logic

(1936) which introduced British and American readers to the logical positivism of the Vienna Circle, Ayers remains a major contributor to philosophy.


SKU: 9780753801826


According to Ayer, philosophy is an activity of analysis, not a means to truth. First principles and metaphysical truths can neither be established or denied byphilosophical enquiry. He tried to prove that verifibility (whether a proposition can be shown to be true or false) was the key principle of philosophical methodology.

Book Details

Author Hanfling, Oswald.
Format PB
Series Title Great Philosophers
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Imprint Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Number of Pages 80
Publish Date 27/10/1997
Catalogue Oct19
Catalogue book number 273