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Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
4,038 words

Aristotle's characterization of rhetoric as a counterpart of both dialectic and ethics took on renewed importance with the publication of ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
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1,890 words

From casus “having happened,” the past participle of the Latin verb cado, casuistry is the method of moral reasoning ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
15 words

The art of applying principles of moral theology to particular instances (Lat., casus, ‘case’). ...

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
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153 words

The art of resolving problems of conscience. The starting-point for the exercise of casuistry is the individual case ( ...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
967 words

The word “casuistry” comes from the Latin casus (case): a legal or canonical situation, a human action, a ...

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