Remembered as the Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy at the University of Oxford.
He received his education at St John's College in Oxford.
He was known for his 1950 article On Referring, which criticized Bertrand Russell's Theory of Descriptions.
He was born in West London in the suburb of Ealing.
He and scientist Tim Berners Lee were both knighted by the Queen for their contributions to society.