Алфред Джулс Айер (Sir Alfred Jules Ayer, A. J. Ayer)






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Алфред Айер (Alfred Ayer, A. J. Ayer) Алфред Айер (Alfred Ayer, A. J. Ayer) "Theism is so confused and the sentences in which 'God' appears so incoherent and so incapable of verifiability or falsifiability that to speak of belief or unbelief, faith or unfaith, is logically impossible."

"If the assertion that there is a god is nonsensical, then the atheist's assertion that there is no god is equally nonsensical, since it is only a significant proposition that can be contradicted." [Language, Truth and Logic].

"I take it, therefore, to be a fact, that one's existence ends with death. I think it possible to show how this fact can be emotionally acceptable." [The Humanist Outlook, 1968]