Ayer's Critique of Metaphysics

EKPOMA Review 2 (2014):35-55 (2014)

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.
Keywords Ayer  Kant  Hume  Metaphysics  Epistemology  Philosophy of Language  Verification  knowledge  Reality  Empiricism
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