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ampliative

(ˈæmplɪətɪv)
adj
serving to extend or add to what is already known
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The key question to support the ampliative step in IBE is to realize that "theory-choice operates within and is guided by a network of background knowledge".
(5) To be more precise, I should add that the proposition should not provide an ampliative context for its terms, but such considerations are irrelevant here.
But if your goal is to draw conclusions that go beyond what the premisses assert, then Modus ponens is not what you should use --you should use an ampliative mode of inference instead.
But crucially, I have said nothing here that bars our attaining an interesting, ampliative account of semantic and intentional phenomena by appeal to functions grounded in selection.
In particular, since Descartes's conception of proof was ampliative, it was difficult if not impossible for him to think that the necessity of the premises could be transferred to the conclusion.
At the other extreme is the claim that it is to weak to support genuinely 'ampliative' inferences.
Some would argue on the contrary that such reasoning can have a certain ampliative function, that is, a capacity for drawing out the sense and proper usage of those terms, despite their apparent circularity when treated from a strictly logical point of view.(7) Then again, other critics of Quine--Ruth Barcan Marcus among them--have argued that the problem is not so much with quantifying into modal or intensional contexts, but rather with providing an adequate extensionalist theory of meaning and truth.
433) also makes explicit the searched concept of induction, when he says that the conjunction (h[left arrow]e) [and] (h [or] e) "'factors" h into an ampliative component, h[left arrow]e, not entailed by e and a non-ampliative component, h [or] e, entailed by e'.
The inference won't be ampliative (won't go beyond the empirical evidence) if approximate truth follows trivially on empirical adequacy merely because the latter is a component in the truth, any A-theory (plus background information) logically containing such a component and so being ipso facto truish.
Such principles are ampliative, even if not especially speculative.
Diez, J., 2014, "Scientific w-Explanation as Ampliative, Specialized Embedding: A Neo-Hempelian Account", Erkenntnis, vol.
The envisioning of the future aesthetic qualities of Carrifran, as conceived by the Group, are best captured through the notion of 'ampliative imagination' (Brady, 2003).