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Homeric Dictionary (Greek Language)
Homeric Dictionary (Greek Language)
by R. Autenrieth
Edition: Paperback
Price: £17.50

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Useful - but beware!, 3 Jun. 2004
This is undoubtably a useful book for those coming to Homer in the original - but be careful! It contains numerous mistakes, not due to misprinting, but to its own antiquity. Scholarship has moved on a long way since 1877, and you would be unwise to rely too heavily on this edition.

Language, Truth and Logic (Penguin Modern Classics)
Language, Truth and Logic (Penguin Modern Classics)
by A.J. Ayer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.69

24 of 42 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Of Antiquarian Interest Only..., 31 Oct. 2003
Ayer's book was indeed groundbreaking - it made Logical Positivism the new cool topic in English philosophy. However, it now needs to be read with a healthy dose of scepticism. Ayer's arguments on the Verification Principle have been shown to be deeply misguided and internally inconsistent. Moreover, sophisticated analysis of language has moved on from Ayer's dogmatic reductionism. Those interested in the development of logical philosophy may find it of interest, but even when published this book was already out of date (Compare it with Frege's writings of the late 19th century), and nowadays is more of an amusing "rant" than any serious examination of the topic.
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