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A.j. Ayer

Sir Alfred Jules "Freddie" Ayer (/??r/; 29 October 1910 – 27 June 1989), usually cited as A. J. Ayer, was a British philosopher known for his promotion of logical positivism, particularly in his books Language, Truth, and Logic (1936) and The Problem of Knowledge (1956)

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I do not believe in God. It seems to me that theists of all kinds have very largely failed to make t ...

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Theism is so confused and the sentences in which "God" appears so incoherent and so incapable of ver ...

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No morality can be founded on authority, even if the authority were divine.

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...His argument, as set out in The Problems of Philosophy, was based on the empirical fact that we a ...

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The principles of logic and mathematics are true universally simply because we never allow them to b ...

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It seems that I have spent my entire life trying to make life more rational and that it was all wast ...

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No moral system can rest solely on authority.

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It appears, then, that ethics, as a branch of knowledge, is nothing more than a department of psycho ...

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Bertrand Russell would not have wished to be called a saint of any description; but he was a great a ...

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If the assertion that there is a god is nonsensical, then the atheist's assertion that there is no g ...

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If one takes full account of the persecution of heretics, the frequency and savagery of the religiou ...

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It is now generally admitted, at any rate by philosophers, that the existence of a being having the ...

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If 'god' is a metaphysical term, then it cannot be even probable that a god exists. For to say that ...

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But if science may be said to be blind without philosophy, it is true also that philosophy is virtua ...

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We say that a sentence is factually significant to any given person, if, and only if, he knows how t ...

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