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- Impartial rule theory, casuistry, and virtue ethics are all consistent with rather than rivals of a principle-based account when it is properly conceived.
- The historical origins of double effect as a tenet of Catholic casuistry might provide a similar explanation for the unity of its applications.
- The power of casuistry derives not from the application of maxims or the calculation of debts but from the responsive appreciation of other people's thinking; for Maurice, this is to say that it relies on guides and exemplars.
- In Minois' account, the questions raised towards the end of the sixteenth century were met in the seventeenth by an increasingly hard-line response within law, the clergy, and certain forms of thought such as casuistry.
- The Christian tradition of casuistry began at least as early as the Celtic Penitential Books of the sixth century.
- For decades, ‘Jesuitical’ became a term of abuse, signifying mental reservation, prevarication, and casuistry.
- These abstract principles are then applied to particular cases through a complex process called, of course, casuistry.
- That is why the just war tradition is a theory of statecraft, not simply a method of casuistry.
- This focus explains, for instance, contemporary fascination with such questions of casuistry as, e.g., the conditions under which an action like abortion is morally permitted or immoral.
- Yet casuistry was always controversial, and in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries it became thoroughly discredited.