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A. J. Ayer accepted action action-meaning actually adopt agent alien belief systems amongst argue argument assertions assumptions attitudes Azande behaviour beliefs and desires causal Chapter characteristics claim compatibilist concepts consider definite depend deterministic direct cause Durkheimian effect empiricism entities evaluations event evidence explanation expressions factors Feyerabend generalisations given greatest expected Grice-meaning historical determinism human idea ideological independent individualist infer influences insofar instance interpretation involved judgements kind Kuhn Lakatos language logical matter means Mill's methods natural norm notion Nuer observation reports occasion particular phenomena Philosophy Philosophy of Science possible postulates precisely principle problem question rational reality reason recognise relevant research programme result rule scientific method scientific theories sense simply social developments social facts social sciences social scientist society somehow someone specific standardly statistical associations sufficient condition suppose symbolist theoretical terms things traditional thought unobservables values W. B. Gallie word-meaning