A.J. Ayer: A Life

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Grove Press, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 402 pages
A. J. Ayer (1910 -- 1989) was a man of startling complexity: an exceptionally rigorous and penetrating philosopher, he was also a dedicated hedonist and seducer. He traveled in the most glamorous social circles, yet his friends found him oddly remote. Internationally acclaimed author Ben Rogers brings the brilliant, strangely vulnerable author of the classic Language, Truth, and Logic to vivid life, along with the Oxford intellectual world where he met Isaiah Berlin, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and many other great thinkers and writers of the era. Colorful, intimate, and often poignant, this is a powerful biography of a provocative and unforgettable man whose ideas changed the landscape of Western thought.

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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

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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

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