AJ Ayer

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Birthday
29, 1910
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 27, 1989 (78)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
29, 1910
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 27, 1989 (78)

About

Philosopher who promoted logical positivism, writing Language, Truth, and Logic in 1936 and The Problem of Knowledge in 1956.

Before Fame

He studied at Christ Church, Oxford, after winning a classics scholarship. He was a spy for MI6 during World War II.

Trivia

He rejected atheism in his publication Language, Truth and Logic. He also wrote for Polemic with George Orwell from 1945 until 1947.

Family Life

He was married to Dee Wells, who was 15 years younger than he was.

Associated With

He was influenced by Voltaire.