Who is Alfred Jules Ayer?December 13, 2020
Alfred Ayer is an English thinker and scientist who lived between October 29, 1910 and June 27, 1989.
His main works include books such as Language, Truth and Logic, The Basics of Empirical Knowledge, and the Concept of Knowledge. Ayer was influenced by Russell and Wittgenstein with the empiricism of Berkeley and Hume. In other words, Ayer, who worked on logical positivism at the University of Vienna and primarily addressed issues such as reality, perception, induction, knowledge, meaning, and the existence of other minds, attempted to establish a link between the views of the Viennese environment and the English linguistic analysis.
– Alfred Ayer and the verification principle of logical positivism
The place of theological and moral statements in logical positivism
– Language, accuracy and logic
– What is Ayer’s understanding of moral philosophy (Emotionalism [Emotivism])?
– What is Ayer’s understanding of God (igteism)?
Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer YILDIRIM
Source: Ömer YILDIRIM’s Personal Lecture Notes. Atatürk University Department of Sociology 1st Class “Introduction to Philosophy” and 2., 3., 4. Class “History of Philosophy” Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Open Education Philosophy Textbook