Eight philosophers are visited by The Companions – each with his own view on life. While the stories in The Sage Train are fiction, they do reflect biographical and historical details that are broadly accurate. 

Each of the philosophers’ stories is constructed in such a way as to lay bare the ideas with which they’re associated.  The commentary offered by Chesterton and Nietzsche explains possible difficulties……

A. J. Ayer

A. J. Ayer