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## What is an example of ampliative reasoning?

For example: 1. **If a fetus is not a person then a fetus has no rights**. 2. If a fetus has no rights, then no one can be charged for murdering a fetus.

## What kind of argument is ampliative?

An ampliative argument is **an argument in which the conclusion amplifies on premises, expressing information that cannot be validly inferred from them**.

## Why is ampliative reasoning Another way to describe induction?

Question 4. Which of the following best explains why ampliative reasoning is another way to describe induction? Because **ampliative reasoning involves an amplification of the premises**. This amplification involves the addition of a likelihood or of chance.

## What is a ampliative inference?

Ampliative inference is **the choice of a probability distribution on the basis of incomplete information**. We consider some psychological and normative questions that arise about this kind of reasoning.

## What makes an ampliative argument good?

Ampliative arguments are evaluated based on how well it supports the conclusion. **If the premises make the argument rationally believable**, then the argument is good.

## What is ampliative reasoning?

In applied logic: Strategies of ampliative reasoning. **Reasoning outside deductive logic is not necessarily truth-preserving even when it is formally correct**. Such reasoning can add to the information that a reasoner has at his disposal and is therefore called ampliative.

## What does it mean that inductive arguments are ampliative?

Quick Reference. Term used by Peirce to denote **arguments whose conclusions go beyond their premises** (and hence amplify the scope of our beliefs). Inductive arguments and arguments to the best explanation are not deductively valid, but may yield credible conclusions.

## What does it mean for an argument to preserve truth?

An argument is called truth preserving **if it does not produce false conclusions given true premises**. Valid, or logically valid, arguments are those where the conclusion is a logical consequence of the premises.

## What is the argument posed and on what premise is it based is it an inductive or a deductive argument?

**If the arguer believes that the truth of the premises definitely establishes the truth of the conclusion, then the argument is deductive**. If the arguer believes that the truth of the premises provides only good reasons to believe the conclusion is probably true, then the argument is inductive.

## Why is deductive reasoning stronger than inductive?

So deductive reasoning is much stronger and the reason that will give their for the options that are given is that **it makes assumptions based on the supported ideas**. The supported ideas are those that we are going to base the analysis on the existing theory.

## Is deductive reasoning always true?

Deductive reasoning is black and white; **a conclusion is either true or false and cannot be partly true or partly false**. We decide whether a deductive statement is true by assessing the strength of the link between the premises and the conclusion.

## Can a deductive argument have a false conclusion?

**A valid deductive argument can have all false premises and a false conclusion**.

## How many premises can a deductive argument have?

A deductive argument is said to be valid if the premises logically lead to the conclusion. A deductive argument is said to be sound if it is valid and has true premises. The conclusion of a sound deductive argument is necessarily true. A syllogism is a deductive argument with **two premises**.

## Can inductive arguments be valid?

**Inductive arguments are not usually said to be “valid” or “invalid,”** but according to the degree of support which the premises do provide for the conclusion, they may be said to be “strong” or “weak” over a spectrum of varying degrees of likelihood.

## Can a deductive argument be invalid and sound?

Otherwise, a deductive argument is said to be invalid. **A deductive argument is sound if and only if it is both valid, and all of its premises are actually true**. Otherwise, a deductive argument is unsound.

## When you try to support a conclusion you are using inductive reasoning?

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A | B |
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Arguments that are relatively strong or weak are called… | Inductive arguments |

If a valid argument has a false conclusion, then not all of its premises can be true | True |

If you try to demonstrate or prove a conclusion, you are using… | Deductive reasoning |

When you try to support a conclusion, you are using.. | Inductive |

## Can a valid deductive argument ever have false premises Why or why not?

**A valid argument can have false premises**; and it can have a false conclusion. But if a valid argument has all true premises, then it must have a true conclusion.

## How does deductive validity differ from inductive strength?

Deductive arguments can be valid or invalid, which means if premises are true, the conclusion must be true, whereas inductive argument can be strong or weak, which means conclusion may be false even if premises are true.

## What can happen when inductive reasoning about a person or group is based on too few examples?

Inductive reasoning fallacy that occurs when too few examples are cited to **warrant a conclusion**.

## Can inductive arguments be sound?

This attribute applies to both deductive arguments (by virtue of validity) and inductive arguments (by virtue of inductive strength.) A good deductive argument is not only valid, but is also sound. **A good inductive argument is not only inductively strong, but is also cogent.**