This category needs an editor. We encourage you to help if you are qualified.
Volunteer, or read more about what this involves.
Related categories

258 found
Order:
1 — 50 / 258
  1. The Death of A.J. Ayer, Rational Actor Models, and the Curriculum.Terence Rajivan Edward - manuscript
    This paper reflects on an article that appeared after the death of A.J. Ayer, which complains about what British philosophers focus on. I propose that the content of the philosophy curriculum can be predicted from a rational actor model.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  2. Blackburn’s Wittgenstein: The Quasi-Realist.Ali Hossein Khani - forthcoming - In Ali Hossein Khani & Gary N. Kemp (eds.), Wittgenstein and Other Philosophers (Volume I). London: Routledge.
  3. Revising the History of Meta-Ethics: The Case of Ayer’s Emotivism.Santiago-A. Vrech - forthcoming - Anuario Filosófico.
    The aim of this paper is double. In the fi rst part I argue against the traditional interpretation of Ayer’s emotivism. According to this interpretation, in Language, Truth and Logic Ayer based emotivism on his “radical empiricist” view. I argue that this is not so. Then, in the second part I develop a new interpretation of emotivism according to which Ayer’s analysis of moral vocabulary does not depend on positivism. The purpose of the article is to contribute to the history (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  4. The Evolution of Ayer’s Views on the Mind-Body Relation.Gergely Ambrus - 2021 - In Adam T. Tuboly (ed.), The Historical and Philosophical Significance of Ayer's Language, Truth, and Logic. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 153-190.
    In this essay I discuss the evolution of A. J. Ayer’s account of the mind-body relation through his career, with an emphasis on his early ideas. The reconstruction of Ayer’s ideas on this particular topic, beyond being interesting in itself, may also be illuminating inasmuch as it provides further details on the path Ayer carved out for himself within the large-scale development of analytic philosophy, progressing from the radical anti-metaphysicalism of the logical positivists in the 1930s towards the (re)birth of (...)
    Remove from this list  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  5. Consciousness From Descartes to Ayer.David Berman - 2021 - Springer Verlag.
    The title is meant to indicate that consciousness is being examined largely within the history of philosophy, and within the period of time from Descartes to Ayer. Investigators aiming to understand consciousness and minds usually try to take account of all individual human minds, so as to have the most data for the most encompassing induction. The problem with that approach is that because of the vastness of the data, its results tend to be vague, lacking the specificity of studies (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  6. Relevance and Verification.Ben Blumson - 2021 - Philosophical Quarterly 71 (3):457-480.
    A. J. Ayer’s empiricist criterion of meaning was supposed to have sorted all statements into nonsense on the one hand, and tautologies or genuinely factual statements on the other. Unfortunately for Ayer, it follows from classical logic that his criterion is trivial—it classifies all statements as either tautologies or genuinely factual, but none as nonsense. However, in this paper, I argue that Ayer’s criterion of meaning can be defended from classical proofs of its triviality by the adoption of a relevant (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  7. Definition Versus Criterion: Ayer on the Problem of Truth and Validation.László Kocsis - 2020 - In Adam Tamas Tuboly (ed.), The Historical and Philosophical Significance of Ayer’s Language, Truth and Logic. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 279-303.
    The age-old question “What is truth?” is not an unambiguous one. There are at least two different meanings. In one sense, it is a semantic question about the meaning of the word “truth” and/or a metaphysical question about the nature of the property of truth, that is, how truth can be defined in terms of other notions, if it is definable at all. In another sense, it is an epistemological question about the criterion or test of truth, that is, how (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  8. Science and Metaphysics: Rudolf Carnap, Alfred Jules Ayer and Martin Heidegger.Shang Nelson & Wirnkar Siwyini Christian - 2020 - Revue Philosophique Bantu 2 (1):171 - 192.
    The history of the relationship between science and metaphysics is riddled with controversy. Aristotle and his followers see metaphysics as providing the foundations on which science and other human intellectual endeavors build. In opposition to the thoughts of Aristotle, Plato and his followers separate metaphysics from science as independent and unrelated sciences. With the Logical positivists, the debate is a reject of metaphysics in favour of science. Metaphysics then is seen as a pseudo-science. Rudolf Carnap's the "Elimination of Metaphysics through (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  9. Linguistic Analysis: Ayer and Early Ordinary Language Philosophy.Sally Parker-Ryan - 2020 - In Adam Tamas Tuboly (ed.), The Historical and Philosophical Significance of Ayer's Language, Truth and Logic. Cham, Switzerland: pp. 123 - 149.
    The ‘between Wars’ period in England in the early twentieth century was extraordinary, philosophically. It was marked by a profusion of new, controversial, and revolutionary ideas. Developments in formal logic, the rise of the method of ‘analysis’, and logical atomism were already changing the face of philosophy in England. From this mix emerged two distinctive views about language and its connection to philosophical methodology: one championing the concept of an ideal language; and one rejecting this and favoring appeal to ordinary (...)
    Remove from this list  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  10. Language, Truth, and Logic and the Anglophone Reception of the Vienna Circle.Andreas Vrahimis - 2020 - In Adam Tamas Tuboly (ed.), The Historical and Philosophical Significance of Ayer’s Language, Truth and Logic. Hampshire: Palgrave. pp. 41-68.
    A. J. Ayer’s Language, Truth, and Logic had been responsible for introducing the Vienna Circle’s ideas, developed within a Germanophone framework, to an Anglophone readership. Inevitably, this migration from one context to another resulted in the alteration of some of the concepts being transmitted. Such alterations have served to facilitate a number of false impressions of Logical Empiricism from which recent scholarship still tries to recover. In this paper, I will attempt to point to the ways in which LTL has (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  11. Ayer's Critique of Metaphysics.Damian Ilodigwe - 2014 - EKPOMA Review 2 (2014):35-55.
    Ayer’s critique of Metaphysics is much indebted to Hume and Kant’s pioneering appraisals of metaphysics. Its uniqueness lies mainly in the attempt to ground the rejection of metaphysics on a linguistic basis rather than epistemic premise as Hume and Kant before him. Yet it remains to be seen whether Ayer’s initiative fares better than its predecessors in discrediting metaphysics.
    Remove from this list  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  12. Carnap's Forgotten Criterion of Empirical Significance.James Justus - 2014 - Mind 123 (490):415-436.
    The waning popularity of logical empiricism and the supposed discovery of insurmountable technical difficulties led most philosophers to abandon the project to formulate a formal criterion of empirical significance. Such a criterion would delineate claims that observation can confirm or disconfirm from those it cannot. Although early criteria were clearly inadequate, criticisms made of later, more sophisticated criteria were often indefensible or easily answered. Most importantly, Carnap’s last criterion was seriously misinterpreted and an amended version of it remains tenable.
    Remove from this list   Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   7 citations  
  13. Ayer, AJ.Graham Macdonald - 2013 - In Hugh LaFollette (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Ethics. Wiley-Blackwell.
    Remove from this list  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  14. Analytic Philosophy (Alternative Title 'Analytic Atheism?').Charles Pigden - 2013 - In Stephen Bullivant & Michael Ruse (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Atheism. Oxford University Press. pp. 307-319.
    Most analytic philosophers are atheists, but is there a deep connection between analytic philosophy and atheism? The paper argues a) that the founding fathers of analytic philosophy were mostly teenage atheists before they became philosophers; b) that analytic philosophy was invented partly because it was realized that the God-substitute provided by the previously fashionable philosophy - Absolute Idealism – could not cut the spiritual mustard; c) that analytic philosophy developed an unhealthy obsession with meaninglessness which led to a new kind (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  15. Is the Royaumont Colloquium the Locus Classicus of the Divide Between Analytic and Continental Philosophy? Reply to Overgaard.Andreas Vrahimis - 2013 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 21 (1):177 - 188.
    (2013). Is the Royaumont Colloquium the Locus Classicus of the Divide Between Analytic and Continental Philosophy? Reply to Overgaard. British Journal for the History of Philosophy: Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 177-188. doi: 10.1080/09608788.2012.689751.
    Remove from this list   Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  16. "Was There a Sun Before Men Existed?": A. J. Ayer and French Philosophy in the Fifties.Andreas Vrahimis - 2013 - Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy 1 (9).
    In contrast to many of his contemporaries, A. J. Ayer was an analytic philosopher who had sustained throughout his career some interest in developments in the work of his ‘continental’ peers. Ayer, who spoke French, held friendships with some important Parisian intellectuals, such as Camus, Bataille, Wahl and Merleau-Ponty. This paper examines the circumstances of a meeting between Ayer, Merleau-Ponty, Wahl, Ambrosino and Bataille, which took place in 1951 at some Parisian bar. The question under discussion during this meeting was (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  17. Philosophical Delusion and its Therapy: Outline of a Philosophical Revolution.Eugen Fischer - 2011 - Routledge.
    _Philosophical Delusion and its Therapy_ provides new foundations and methods for the revolutionary project of philosophical therapy pioneered by Ludwig Wittgenstein. The book vindicates this currently much-discussed project by reconstructing the genesis of important philosophical problems: With the help of concepts adapted from cognitive linguistics and cognitive psychology, the book analyses how philosophical reflection is shaped by pictures and metaphors we are not aware of employing and are prone to misapply. Through innovative case-studies on the genesis of classical problems about (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   18 citations  
  18. A.J. Ayer (1910-1989).Alistair Macfarlane - 2011 - Philosophy Now 85:32-33.
    Remove from this list   Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  19. El Tratado Teológico de la Creación: de ayer a hoy.Demetrio Sánchez Ramiro - 2011 - Salmanticensis 58 (2):257-275.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  20. El Tratado Teológico de la Creación: de ayer a hoy.Demetrio Sánchez Ramiro - 2011 - Salmanticensis 58 (2):257-275.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  21. On Reading Ayer at 7.00 Am.Maggie Adams - 2010 - Philosophy Now 78:45-45.
    Remove from this list   Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  22. What is Knowledge?A. J. Ayer - 2009 - In Steven M. Cahn (ed.), Exploring Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology. Oxford University Press.
    Remove from this list  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  23. Jesucristo, ayer, hoy y siempre. Centro de Vida y de fe.Raúl Berzosa Martínez - 2009 - Ciencia Tomista 136 (439):273.
    Remove from this list  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  24. El realismo sofisticado de A.J. Ayer.Fernando Bogónez Herreras - 2008 - Estudios Filosóficos 57 (166):501-520.
    Remove from this list  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  25. Alfred Jules Ayer.Graham Macdonald - 2008 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement.
    Alfred Jules Ayer was born in London and educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. He attended sessions of the logical positivist ‘Vienna Circle’ in 1932, and taught at Oxford from 1933 until joining the Army in 1940. His Language, Truth and Logic was published in 1936, and The Foundations of Empirical Knowledge in 1940. After war service he returned to Oxford in 1945, and became Grote Professor of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic at University College, London, the following (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  26. Alfred Ayer y la teoría emotivista de los enunciados morales.Nicolás Zavadivker - 2008 - Anuario Filosófico 41 (93):661-685.
    El objetivo de este trabajo es presentar y examinar la teoría emotivista de los enunciados morales, según la versión de Alfred Ayer. En primer lugar, se estudian los antecedentes de esta teoría y se describe el ambiente positivista en el que surge. La teoría se expone prestando particular atención a los aspectos metaéticos y sus principales consecuencias. Finalmente, se propone que la teoría emotivista puede mantenerse con independencia y al margen del positivismo.
    Remove from this list   Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  27. On the Coherence of Scientific Induction and Ayer's Principle.Robert Mosimann - 2007 - Philosophical Inquiry 29 (3-4):58-63.
  28. The Problem of Knowledge.A. J. Ayer - 2006 - In Ted Honderich (ed.), Ayer Writings in Philosophy : A Palgrave Macmillan Archive Collection. Palgrave-Macmillan.
  29. La eclesiología: ayer y hoy.Ignacio Jericó Bermejo - 2005 - Revista Agustiniana 46 (141):533-572.
    Remove from this list  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  30. Adolfo León Gómez. Descartes Ayer y Hoy. AC Editores, Cali, 2002, 237 P.Jorge Aurelio Díaz - 2005 - Ideas Y Valores 54 (129):75-78.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  31. M. A. Betancor LeóN, G. Santana Henríquez, C. Vilanou Torrano: De Spectaculis. Ayer y hoy del espectáculo deportivo. Pp. 214, ills. Madrid: Ediciones Cl´sicas, 2001. Paper. ISBN: 84-7882-460-X. [REVIEW]A. T. Fear - 2005 - The Classical Review 55 (02):703-.
    Remove from this list   Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  32. Hoy y ayer.Anne Marcel - 2005 - Anuario Filosófico:373-375.
    Remove from this list   Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  33. A J Ayer.Jon Phelan - 2005 - The Philosophers' Magazine 30 (30):80-81.
    The desire for parsimony – to posit as few explanatory features as possible – has a rich philosophical history and is often given lots of weight in philosophical theory construction. But, as the psychologist Tania Lombrozo has demonstrated, our bias in favour of parsimony can lead us to adopt simple explanations even when it’s far more likely that a complicated explanation is correct.
    Remove from this list   Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  34. Ayer and Stevenson’s Epistemological Emotivisms.Nathan Nobis - 2004 - Croatian Journal of Philosophy 4 (1):59-79.
    Ayer and Stevenson advocated ethical emotivisms, non-cognitivist understandings of the meanings of moral terms and functions of moral judgments. I argue that their reasons for ethical emotivisms suggestanalogous epistemological emotivisms. Epistemological emotivism importantly undercuts any epistemic support Ayer and Stevenson offered for ethical emotivism. This is because if epistemic emotivism is true, all epistemic judgments are neither true nor false so it is neither true nor false that anyone should accept ethical emotivism or is justified in believing it. Thus, their (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  35. What Ayer Saw When He Was Dead.Abigail L. Rosenthal - 2004 - Philosophy 79 (4):507-531.
    It was news verging on sensational when A. J. Ayer came back from four minutes of heart death with a report of what he saw. Especially since the philosopher, who publicized his near-death experience [NDE] in 1988, in the Telegraph and the Spectator, was known for his lifelong rejection of religion and the supernatural. But, as will be seen, Ayer's beliefs on that head were substantially unchanged, if more ambivalently expressed, and the interest of his NDE lies elsewhere— in what (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  36. Suresh Chandra on Ayer.K. Srinivas - 2004 - In R. C. Pradhan (ed.), The Philosophy of Suresh Chandra. Icpr, New Delhi. pp. 121.
    Remove from this list  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  37. De la formación sacerdotal de ayer al cristianismo de mañana.Santiago M. Insunza Seco - 2003 - Revista Agustiniana 44 (134):551-565.
    Remove from this list  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  38. AJ Ayer.Ian Morton - 2002 - In Leemon McHenry, P. Dematteis & P. Fosl (eds.), British Philosophers, 1800-2000. Bruccoli Clark Layman. pp. 262--26.
    Remove from this list  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  39. Logical Positivism and its Legacy.A. J. Ayer - 2001 - In Bryan Magee (ed.), Talking Philosophy: Dialogues with Fifteen Leading Philosophers. Oxford University Press.
    Remove from this list  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  40. Analysing Analytic Philosophy: The Rise of Analytic Philosophy: Edited by Hans-Johann Glock, Oxford: Blackwell, 1997, 95p. 10£. [REVIEW]Karen Green - 2001 - Philosophia 28 (1-4):511-529.
    Remove from this list   Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  41. "Evidence and the Afterlife" Several Prominent Philosophers, Including A.J. Ayer and Derek Parfit, Have.Steven D. Hales - 2001 - Philosophia 28 (1-4):335-346.
    vol. 28, nos. 1-4, 2001 empirical data-a large concession-belief in reincarnation is still unjustified.
    Remove from this list   Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  42. On Ayer.Robert M. Martin - 2001 - Wadsworth Publishing Company.
    This brief text assists students in understanding Ayer's philosophy and thinking so they can more fully engage in useful, intelligent class dialogue and improve their understanding of course content. Part of the Wadsworth Notes Series,, ON AYER is written by a philosopher deeply versed in the philosophy of this key thinker. Like other books in the series, this concise book offers sufficient insight into the thinking of a notable philosopher, better enabling students to engage in reading and to discuss the (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  43. A.J. Ayer: A Life (Review).Aloysius Martinich - 2001 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 39 (4):605-606.
    Remove from this list   Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  44. AJ Ayer: A Life (Review). [REVIEW]Aloysius Martinich - 2001 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 39 (4):605-606.
    Remove from this list   Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  45. A.J. Ayer: A Life.Ralph Blumenau - 2000 - Philosophy Now 26:48-49.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  46. A.J. Ayer: A Life. [REVIEW]Ralph Blumenau - 2000 - Philosophy Now 26:48-49.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  47. Oswald Hantling, Ayer Reviewed By.Steven Burns - 2000 - Philosophy in Review 20 (4):257-259.
    Remove from this list  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  48. Oswald Hantling, Ayer. [REVIEW]Steven Burns - 2000 - Philosophy in Review 20:257-259.
    Remove from this list  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  49. A.J. Ayer: A Life. [REVIEW]Kevin Magill - 2000 - Radical Philosophy 100.
    Remove from this list  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  50. A Plague on Both Your Houses.Karen Green - 1999 - The Monist 82 (2):278-303.
    Objections are raised to the demand that one be either exclusively for or against continental philosophy, and two arguments are developed; one in support of, and one against, positions developed within the continental tradition. The first is a quick argument against A.J. Ayer’s rejection, on the basis of Frege’s logical insights, of Heidegger and Sartre’s use of ‘nothing’. The second is a longer argument against Derrida’s claim, on the basis of his critique of Husserl’s phenomenology, that the difference between signifier (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
1 — 50 / 258