casuistry


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casuistry

noun behaviorism, deontology, ethical philosophy, ethology, idealism, moral science, perfectionism, sophistry, utilitarianism
See also: duplicity, ethics, sophistry
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Conscience on Stage: The Comedia as Casuistry in Early Modern Spain.
Jonsen, Albert, and Stephen Toulmin (1988), The Abuse of Casuistry.
Father James Drane looked at Thomas Aquinas' writings on the object of an action and again developed a casuistry of accommodation for the cases of both the patient and the spouse who are positive.
Balancing in ethical deliberation: superior to specification and casuistry.
For instance, the primary example of casuistry offered in Chapter 1 is the El animal profesta y dichoso parricida San Julian, a hagiographic drama about the life of St.
As a result, the essential components of what constituted the pair man-woman became rather foreign to the art and craft of the comedia, especially onstage, where the dramatic conflict frequently unfolded into scenarios where the binary foundation of literature, society, and humanity was interrogated and casuistry became a central tool for dramatic conflict development and resolution.
Drawing cursorily from Aquinas and defining prudence as the choosing of right ends and right means, he develops a rudimentary casuistry that, in conjunction with a tendentious historical argument, provides a tidy theory for action.
The latter point is especially significant, for casuistry also maintained that the individual conscience enjoyed supreme authority over the believer's actions.
People tell me that I should fly to Stansted for a quid or something, but the quid fare is yet another casuistry.
Discussing the range and limits of argument by example, John Arthos describes the Catholic Church's use of casuistry during the Middle Ages as exaggerations of situational, specific reasoning: "the vast and sprawling casebooks of canon law were exercises in the art of qualification" (332).
Casuistry, whilst showing little of the cat's torture, provides a gruesome account of it by text, and a great deal of the disturbing before and after video.
This article describes such a process known as casuistry.