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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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Her handling of the Songs and Sonets in the context of casuistry is less certain.
Finally, it is worth considering briefly the two most obvious theoretical contexts through which reason of state casuistry was presented and for which such a voice change to ideology may be of explanatory help: first is the prudential advice commonly associated with, or called 'new humanism' or Tacitism, and second is sovereignty theory.
Readers are not only presented with significant terms such as casuistry, the principles of tolerance, totality, nonmaleficence, subsidiarity and beneficence.
Perhaps Hugo Adam Bedau's short and nontheoretical work, Making Mortal Choices: Three Exercises in Moral Casuistry, illustrates this best.
He finds in Ramsey 'a rational casuistry which is more reminiscent of Aquinas, or perhaps Suarez, than Luther...'.
The adaptation of a supervening moral code to a particular case of conscience is casuistry and Lipsius's application of prudence to a particular case of civil disorder follows this casuistic form.
While the Pharisees adhere to the strict observance of the law that prohibits work on the Sabbath (cf Ex 31:12-17), Jesus' gaze goes beyond the legal casuistry as he heals the man with a withered hand.
(3) But the ideas explored in his novel resonate strongly with the tenets of early modern Spanish casuistry, or the study of case morality, a promising field of inquiry which William Childers in the pages of the journal Hispanic Review declared has "room to grow" (Childers 2011).
Histological types of MBC in our casuistry MBC cases Histologic type (number %) Invasive Ductal carcinoma (NST) 5(50) Invasive cribriform carcinoma 1(10) Mixed type invasive carcinoma 2(20) Cribriform intraductal carcinoma 1(10) Adenomyoepithelioma of the breast 1(10) Table 2.
Aristotle and a few other philosophers were one thing; perhaps casuistry could make a few exceptions.
The fates of both the zealots and of the natives are mostly sad, occasionally tragic, but when Kracht renders them in language ranging from theological casuistry to absolute slapstick comedy one hoots ones way through the book.
He looks at teaching rather than student learning and describes the field's uncertainty about pedagogy; the history and theory of the postpedagogical movement in composition, in which scholars argue not to put too much faith in pedagogy; the application of Dewey's ideas; and the teaching application of casuistry as a method of case-based reasoning for situations in which two values conflict.
According to Anscombe, Christian ethics and virtue ethics have yet another common feature: casuistry as a decision procedure.
Holmes, Peter, ed., Caroline Casuistry: The Cases of Conscience of Fr Thomas Southwell, SJ (Catholic Record Society: Records), Woodbridge and Rochester, Boydell, 2012; hardback; pp.