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The Foundations of Empirical Knowledge by A. J. Ayer interleaved with critical observations written in by J.L. Austin

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MS. Eng. e. 3970

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A copy of A.J. Ayer's The foundations of empirical knowledge (London: Macmillan, 1940) interleaved with critical observations written in by J.L. Austin and referring to specific paragraphs in the book. Signed and dated 1945, the book also includs pencil notes on lower paste-down.

(276 pages) with 20 loose leaves.

Dates

  • 1945

Extent

1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. e. 3970, fols. 1-2]
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MS. Eng. e. 3970

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 6377

Abstract

The Foundations of Empirical Knowledge by A. J. Ayer

Biographical / Historical

John Langshaw Austin (1911-60) was a philosopher of language particularly interested in speech acts. He was educated at the University of Oxford, where he then taught. Both A.J. Ayer and J.L. Austin belonged to the philosophical Oxford discussion group that met in Isaiah Berlin’s rooms in All Souls College before WWII. Austin was Ayer's early disciple but later become one of his staunchest critics. For further biographical details see the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Waterfield's Bookshop, 1 Sept. 2009.
Title
The Foundations of Empirical Knowledge by A. J. Ayer
Status
Published
Date
EAD version 2018
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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