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A. J. Ayer (Paperback, New edition): Ben Rogers
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A J ('Freddy') Ayer was one of the most influential philosophers of his generation - he popularized Wittgenstein's linguistic philosophy in his brilliantly iconoclastic book Language, Truth and Logic (1954) and became an Oxford professor at the early age of 29. But he was also a colourful, cosmopolitan and even provocative character in his private life. The first 'media philosopher' (he appeared regularly on BBC television's Brains Trust), he was a leading figure in London cafe society, a passionate follower of cricket and football, a great dancer and a lover of witty conversation and beautiful women (he was four times married). Rogers does an excellent job in relating his ideas to his remarkably zestful life and also uncovers a strangely troubled soul beneath its glamorous surface. (Kirkus UK)
Freddie Ayer (1910-89) was one of the most influential philosophers ofhis generation, while his television and radio appearances made him Britain's first 'media philosopher'. Ben Rogers relates Ayer's ideas to his remarkable life, strangely troubled beneath its glamorous surface. A friend of Isaiah Berlin, and a follower first of Bertrand Russell, and then of Wittgenstein, Ayer won fame at 24 with his brilliantly iconclastic LANGUAGE, TRUTH AND LOGIC - an essential text for students ever since. Rogers shows Ayer at work and also at play, as a passionate follower of cricket and football, a great dancer, a lover of witty conversation and beautful women. Married four times, Ayer was a leading figure in London 'cafe society', yet he was also a controversial public figure and broadcaster, vehemently left-wing in the 1930s, and later President ofthe British Humanist Association and the Homosexual Law Reform Society. Colourful, intimate, zestful and often poignant, this is a powerful biography of a provocative, cosmopolitan thinker and an intriguing, multi-faceted character.

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Imprint: Vintage
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2000
Authors: Ben Rogers
Dimensions: 199 x 130mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 416
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-09-953681-9
Barcode: 9780099536819
Categories: Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
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LSN: 0-09-953681-1

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