“without Ayer my book would not have been written. More than that, without Ayer, I may not have gone into philosophy in the first place. He captured me—or enticed me—into the world of philosophy, as he did many people. I read Language, Truth and Logic when I was 19. I was a militant atheist, as Ayer probably was. I thought that belief in God was not only stupid, but harmful as well. And Ayer provided me with the ammunition, as a teenager, to be entirely dismissive of religion and—I feel embarrassed about this now—entirely dismissive of religious believers too.” Read more...
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