A. J. Ayer

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Random House UK, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages

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A.J. AYER: A Life

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A sympathetic treatment of one of the 20th century's best-known British philosophers.When the chips are down it might be as tempting to criticize a philosopher who failed in his bold attempts to ... Read full review

A. J. Ayer: a life

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For those who picture philosophers as otherworldly creatures with no lives of their own outside of the classroom, this biography will come as a pleasant surprise. Ayer (1910-89) lived an exciting ... Read full review


Ayers parents on their wedding day London 1909
At Ascham 1918 Freddie is eighth from right front row the smallest boy with a fringe

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About the author (2000)

Ben Rogers reviews regularly for the TLS, Guardian and Independent on Sunday. He is the author of Pascal: In Praise of Vanity.

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