chapter  13
Ayer’s epistle to the Russians
Pages 13

It is always a great and genuine pleasure to be able to disagree with Professor Ayer. It is a pleasure because, whether one agrees or not, one finds his positions stated with admirable lucidity; and one faces an opponent actuated by a genuine concern with truth, one who adopts positions and employs arguments because they appear to him true, rather than uncritically accepting current fashion, and who does not stoop to evasion, trickery, or cloudy formulations intended to give the impression that they hide a transcending insight….