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Synonyms for casuistry

Synonyms for casuistry

plausible but invalid reasoning

Words related to casuistry

argumentation that is specious or excessively subtle and intended to be misleading

moral philosophy based on the application of general ethical principles to resolve moral dilemmas

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Over the next five years, we collaborated on The Abuse of Casuistry.
Gritsch is especially hostile to the Roman Catholic practice of auricular confession, which he seems to think is governed to this day by a set of penitential catalogues, "medieval manuals [that] have grown into massive tomes with a rich casuistry on how to hunt down and confess sins" (p.
We did not need 17 years of casuistry to reveal something that was visibly evident within 17 minutes of the first assault on the dome and structure of the Babri mosque on 6 December 1992 - that the BJP, RSS and Shiv Sena were involved.
Some African statesmen and scholars enjoy the notorious distinction of spreading endless casuistry and blatant misrepresentation of facts about Darfur.
But when a dialogue is replaced by verbal equilibristics and doubtful legal casuistry, when the power only strive to defeat political opposition, when the entire political opposition is persecuted by the power, how one can talk about a reasonable dialogue," said in the statement.
The casuistry of minorities in western thought is placed in the context of limits, which are intimately correlated with a limitless type of politics, as Alain Badoiu stated, in the sense that both the minority and the majority form a commeasurable and joint whole, always active and experimenting so as to transcend the objective or subjective limits established in an institutional manner, as well as the boundaries imposed by the abusive and detrimental mentality on both sides, in order to finally secure a harmonious and integrative vicinity.
Though casuistry was used as a way to interpret Vatican teachings, the framework of that casuistry tended towards the static, with primacy accorded to biological structures that were seen as normative given their creation by God.
Conscience on Stage: The Comedia as Casuistry in Early Modern Spain.
The central principle of casuistry theory carefully assesses the principal values of both schools, which "is equipped to mediate systematically between competing sets of values" It further works to cement collective agreement between two factions where "socially agreed-upon values and organizes them within a taxonomy of .
Kaufman, a self-proclaimed neoconservative, understands the world and its machinations in light of a very simple theoretical perspective and an even simpler moral casuistry.
Casuistry very much resembles the law, where decisions are often made by referring to prior court decisions or precedents and then applying the findings in those older cases to the current case.
I suppose the answer is when it is a casuistry, which as you know is defined as a "plausibly deceptive fallacy", like civil servant, come to think of it.
Hence the whiplash--the radical critique is so bound up with casuistry and conventional wisdom that it is difficult to know where to begin.
acting in concert to do this-but through a practice of "judicial activism" that included casuistry, overt lies and deception as the only way these judges had to keep the system from suddenly collapsing and publicly exposing the historic, insidious and inhumane act of Democrats in Congress.
And so I hoped that John Updike's Terrorist, which follows the crooked path of a New Jersey high-school boy named Ahmad Ashmawy, would leave behind the root casuistry so popular among commentators on terrorism--the dubious threat of Mickey D's imperialism, the all-purpose bogeyman of Third World poverty vs.