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Sir Alfred Jules Ayer (1910-1989), Philosopher

Sitter in 12 portraits
Philosopher; Ayer held chairs in philosophy at Oxford University and University College, London. His best-known publication, Language, Truth and Logic (1936), was the leading British statement of logical positivism, his ideas were seen as a radical departure from established philosophy. He was also popularly known after the War as a participant on the radio discussion programme, the Brains Trust.

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The Humanist Society

by John Hedgecoe
bromide print, 1966
NPG P782


Sir Alfred Jules Ayer

by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz
dye transfer print, 20 November 1976
NPG P1139


Sir Alfred Jules Ayer

by Humphrey Ocean (Humphrey Anthony Erdeswick Butler-Bowdon)
oil on canvas, 1985
NPG 5823


Sir Alfred Jules Ayer

by Steve Pyke
bromide print, 1988
NPG P465


Sir Alfred Jules Ayer

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1952
NPG x45736


Sir Alfred Jules Ayer

by Mark Gerson
bromide print, 1961
NPG x5102


Sir Alfred Jules Ayer

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 22 February 1965
NPG x163793


Sir Alfred Jules Ayer

by Paul Joyce
bromide print, June 1975
NPG x13445


Sir Alfred Jules Ayer

by Paul Joyce
bromide print on card mount, June 1975
NPG x13402


Sir Alfred Jules Ayer

by Roger George Clark
bromide print, 13 November 1978
NPG x15079


Sir Alfred Jules Ayer

by Geoff Howard
bromide fibre print, May 1978
NPG x126100


Sir Alfred Jules Ayer

by Bill Brandt
bromide print on card mount, 1980
NPG x22402

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