Models of Casuistry?
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Greetings once again!  :tiphat:

What are some of your favorite models of casuistry?
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What... does that mean......... ?
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Jesuits?
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'What Would Jesus Do' usually works pretty well.

And if that doesn't help, then Kant's Categorical Imperative is usually pretty solid.
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(11-30-2011, 02:06 AM)sarahraphael Wrote: What... does that mean......... ?

ca·su·ist·ry | n. pl. ca·su·ist·ries

1. Specious or excessively subtle reasoning intended to rationalize or mislead.
2. The determination of right and wrong in questions of conduct or conscience by analyzing cases that illustrate general ethical rules.

e.g. Fisheaters: "Welcome back, Jackson K Eskew!"
alphonsusjr: "I'm Alphonsus Jr."

More interesting is the lengths some casuists will go to "save face" and to insulate their arguments and persons from exposure and criticism, efforts that in select cases may extend to pious blackmail and sociopathy

:tiphat:
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I found an interesting discussion of casuistry which heavily features my namesake. Have a look:

http://maritain.nd.edu/jmc/etext/cmt01.htm

Marc, bile can eat us up. Seek peace.
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(01-08-2012, 07:43 PM)alphonsusjr Wrote: Marc, bile can eat us up. Seek peace.

You're laying the irony a little thick, don't you think?
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(01-08-2012, 07:58 PM)Marc Wrote:
(01-08-2012, 07:43 PM)alphonsusjr Wrote: Marc, bile can eat us up. Seek peace.

You're laying the irony a little thick, don't you think?

I don't know what you mean. But I do invite you to join me in seeking peace of soul.
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