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Synonyms for casuistical

of or relating to or practicing casuistry


of or relating to the use of ethical principles to resolve moral problems


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p, piE intensivo) The babbling specious ape, The sophistical lying ape, The tell-it-like-it-isn't dissembling casuistical ape,
Where the first and second generations of reformers tended to address such social, political, and ethical questions in an ad hoc and occasional manner, treatments became increasingly organized and structured in the larger casuistical systems of writers such as William Perkins, William Ames, and Richard Baxter.
Driver also tries to position the casuistical method in moral reasoning as the antidote to moralism.
In her endeavor, Crawford is often subtle and persuasive, energetic and absorbing, particularly at those points where she considers the centrality of monsters to the "polemically casuistical .
But in one case it arises from an abstract agenda about executive power and in the other from a casuistical assessment of each particular program.
Culturally as well as religiously significant, such pamphlets not only were "polemically casuistical in their intentions," but so did they translate "the words and ideas of the Protestant religion .
Elly is at this stage of her life too shallow to find casuistical Roman theology a threat.
These codes and secrets of "double-voiced" texts may be equivocal assertions, expressions of casuistical logic, or any sort of evasive utterance.
I hope that a careful, casuistical analysis of the scenario will illuminate both the possibilities and the values of acts of vicarious sacrificial atonement.
While the work repays study as casuistical, and is written in a "form that gestured towards a [.
Moreover, they owe little to moral theorizing generally, whether the abstract variety exemplified by Kant, Sidgwick, or Rawls, or the casuistical variety exemplified by Judith Thomson.
The key, I think, is to place him in the context of the casuistical tradition in which he writes.