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Sir Alfred Jules Ayer Quotes

(1910-1989), British Philosopher

To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.

Category: Authority

While moral rules may be propounded by authority the fact that these were so propounded would not validate them.

Category: Morality

The traditional disputes of philosophers are, for the most part, as unwarranted as they are unfruitful.

Category: Philosophers And Philosophy

There never comes a point where a theory can be said to be true. The most that one can claim for any theory is that it has shared the successes of all its rivals and that it has passed at least one test which they have failed.

Category: Theory