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  • Alexander of Tunis, First Earl. Title of Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander. 1891-1969. British field marshal who during World War II led maneuvers at Dunkirk and in Burma, North Africa, and Italy.

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to clarification
  • adj. That serves to clarify


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  • Where this is likely to cause the present-day reader confusion, the editors have provided a clarificatory note.

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  • But would Luke have eliminated other apparent clarificatory comments such as the additional lines in the Lord's Prayer?

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  • It is in the most intimate part of clinical practice - that which deals with psychoses - that the clarificatory power of Heraclitus' aphorisms, supported by Heidegger, now reappears.

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  • Rather than exclude such reflection because it does not conform to a narrowly scientific paradigm of reason, perhaps we should expand our conception of practical reason to make room for clarificatory reflection about the ends of action.

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  • Ludlow disagrees with Hawthorne about the prevalence of clarificatory devices for

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  • Thus, developments that can readily be formulated as merely clarificatory can readily be accepted as legitimate; whereas ampliative developments, which by definition are not merely clarificatory, often are not readily accepted.

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  • Ampliative and clarificatory inference in theology

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  • If so, the development of doctrine has room for ampliative as well as clarificatory inference.

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  • It hinges on the distinction, oft employed under various names by Newman, between ampliative and clarificatory inference.

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  • Sacramentum Vitae: Ampliative and clarificatory inference in theology skip to main

    Ampliative and clarificatory inference in theology


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