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

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Sir Alfred Jules Ayer (October 29, 1910 June 27, 1989), better known as A. J. Ayer (or Freddie by his friends), was a British philosopher known for his promotion of logical positivism, particularly in his books Language, Truth and Logic (1936) and The Problem of Knowledge (1956).

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