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NOTES on A.J. Ayer (1910-1989) and Frederick Copleston (1907-1994): A Discussion on Religious Language

We will now address a difficult topic about language. Assuming that there is a God, we wish to talk about that God. The Judeo-Christian conception of God is that God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent. In addition, God created the … Continue reading

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NOTES on A.J. Ayer (1910-1989): Advocate of Emotivism, and Brand Blanshard (1892-1987): Critic of Emotivism

A.J. Ayer (1910-1989): Advocate of Emotivism Although A.J. Ayer may appear to be difficult reading because of the philosophical vocabulary he uses, his theory called Ethical Emotivism is actually easy to understand. According to Ethical Emotivism, moral judgments are noncognitive, … Continue reading

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NOTES on Ethical Emotivism: Historical Antecedents

A.J. Ayer was much influenced by the logical positivists, who analyzed sentences to determine what logical type they belonged to. We will analyze several sentences to see what the logical positivists were up to: The person reading this page is … Continue reading

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