Ayer, Alfred Jules

Educated at Eton (King's scholar) and Christ Church, Ayer (1910-89) spent some time in Vienna to familiarize himself with the logical positivist movement. He returned to Christ Church as a lecturer in philosophy in 1933, and in 1935 Harrod played some part in securing him a position (see letter 413 R) as a research Student, which he held until 1944. Later he became fellow (1944) and dean (1945) of Wadham College, and Grote professor of the philosophy of mind and logic at University College, London (1946-59).

See list of letters .

Source: www ; The Encyclopedia of Philosophy; Ayer, Part of my Life (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1979).


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