casuistry


ca·su·ist·ry

noun \ˈkazh-wə-strē, ˈka-zhə-\
plural ca·su·ist·ries

Definition of CASUISTRY

1
:  a resolving of specific cases of conscience, duty, or conduct through interpretation of ethical principles or religious doctrine
2
:  specious argument :  rationalization

First Known Use of CASUISTRY

1723

Other Philosophy Terms

dialectic, dualism, epistemology, existentialism, metaphysics, ontology, sequitur, solipsism, transcendentalism

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