Philosophical Essays.

AYER A.J. (1954.)

£125.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. 8vo. xi, [1], 289, [1] pp. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust jacket (jacket ever so slightly chipped at the extremities, spine panel faintly toned, otherwise a very good copy). London, MacMillan & Co Ltd. 

With the author's printed compliments slip loosely inserted.  A collection of twelve essays, all previously published separately in journals between 1945 and 1953, on freedom, phenomenalism, basic propositions, utilitarianism, other minds, the past, and ontology. A number of the essays - namely 'Individuals', 'On What There Is', 'The Identity of Indiscernibles', and 'Negation' - variously respond to the philosophy of Willard Van Orman Quine, with particular reference to Quine's generalised version of Russell's theory of descriptions. 

Stock Code: 233529

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