New York, St. Martin's Press, 1963. 8vo. Orig. full blue cloth w. gilt lettering to spine. Capitals bumped, otherwise very fine and clean. Orig. blue dust-jacket w. some wear and minor loss to capitals, otherwise very good, but price-clipped. Internally very nice and clean.
First edition of Ayer's important collection of essays, which contains the first printing of his influential attack on Strawson's analysis of the concept of a person from his "Individuals", "The Concept of a Person".
The collection consists of nine essays , four of which have not previously been published. These important essays deal with the nature of philosophical arguments, lingustics, private experience, personal identity, mind and body, truth, probablility etc., and as thus they stand at the core of analytic philosophy.
The great logical positivist, Sir Alfred Jules Ayer (1910-89), was Grote Professor of Philosophy of Mind and Logic at the University College London from 1946 till 1959, and afterwards he became Wykeham Professor of Logic at the University of Oxford.