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Language, Truth and Logic

By A. J. Ayer

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| Paperback | 9780141186047

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If you can't prove something, it is literally senseless - so argues Ayer in this irreverent and electrifying book. Statements are either true by definition (as in maths), or can be verified by direct experience. Ayer rejected metaphysical claims abou Continue

If you can't prove something, it is literally senseless - so argues Ayer in this irreverent and electrifying book. Statements are either true by definition (as in maths), or can be verified by direct experience. Ayer rejected metaphysical claims about god, the absolute, and objective values as completely nonsensical. Ayer was only 24 when he finished LANGUAGE, TRUTH & LOGIC, yet it shook the foundations of Anglo-American philosophy and made its author notorious. It became a classic text, cleared away the cobwebs in philosophical thinking, and has been enormously influential.

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    Interessanti argomentazioni logiche positiviste. Un bellissimo attacco alla metafisica. Forse eccessivamente positivista e decisamente manicheo. Attaccabile dal tacchino induttivista di Russell quando inciampa nell'enumerazione. Resta comunque una st ...(continue)

    Interessanti argomentazioni logiche positiviste. Un bellissimo attacco alla metafisica. Forse eccessivamente positivista e decisamente manicheo. Attaccabile dal tacchino induttivista di Russell quando inciampa nell'enumerazione. Resta comunque una stupenda palestra di pensiero

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    Al di là del proprio orientamento filosofico - che si sia dunque d'accordo o meno con le idee dell'autore - questo agile libretto offre la più chiara introduzione che abbia letto al positivismo logico. Da qui la scelta di dare le quattro stelle.

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  • English Books
  • Paperback 224 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0141186046
  • ISBN-13: 9780141186047
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publish date: 2001-04-26
  • Dimensions: 84 mm x 832 mm x 1,276 mm
  • Also available as: Hardcover , Others , eBook
  • In other languages: other languages Libri Italiani
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