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 :: 1910-1989, British Philosopher

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The traditional disputes of philosophers are, for the most part, as unwarranted as they are unfruitful.
~ Sir Alfred Jules Ayer - [Philosophers and Philosophy]

 

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There never comes a point where a theory can be said to be true. The most that one can claim for any theory is that it has shared the successes of all its rivals and that it has passed at least one test which they have failed.
~ Sir Alfred Jules Ayer - [Theory]

 

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To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.
~ Sir Alfred Jules Ayer - [Authority]

 

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While moral rules may be propounded by authority the fact that these were so propounded would not validate them.
~ Sir Alfred Jules Ayer - [Morality]

 

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