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casuistics

 [kaz″u-is´tiks]
the recording and study of cases of disease.

casuistics

/cas·u·is·tics/ (kazh-u-is´tiks) the recording and study of cases of disease.

casuistics

[kazh′əwis′tiks]
Etymology: L, casus, a happening
the recording and study of the cases of any disease.

casuistics

(kăz-ū-ĭs′tĭks) [L. casus, chance]
1. Analysis of clinical case records to establish the general characteristics of a disease.
2. In moral questions, the determination of right and wrong by application of ethical principles to a particular case.
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There he brings his natural casuistic instincts to bear as he analyzes the debates about deontology and proportionalism, (100) autonomous morality and an ethics of faith, rightness and goodness, magisterial authority and dissent.
This, then, would be apodictic law ("clearly shown or established" law), rather than casuistic law ("If a man .
82) The strands of the "general" subject are put to view under the aspects of formal theology and casuistic argumentation, but they are not delivered coldly, do not amount to stony rehearsals of doctrinal and practical commonplaces.
as key sign of the casuistic process; class, gender, and the supernatural; constructions of conscience (in action and acted upon, as auxiliary, troubled and clear cases, oppositional pairs, and its bodily manifestations); and theoretical dimensions of casuistry such as genealogies, theatricality, and its contribution to literary theory and practice and to the comedia, philosophy, and twentieth-century theories.
230-48 (1996) (finding that attorneys employ casuistic reasoning to
It was a transparent sleight of hand, involving the casuistic fiction--consistently maintained by the St.
Casuistic (15) and philosophical arguments can also be mustered to nullify dina d'malchuta dina in this case.
14) In its more popular form, on display in countless editorials and essays and heard from not a few pulpits and lecterns, the just war tradition becomes a casuistic checklist dusted off on the eve of conflict by which a state's war-making is evaluated by anyone and everyone.
Thus Ella's disputation on the tenderizing whipping of pigs with which "Roast Pig" concludes resembles Pliny the Elder's casuistic defense of the sow's choicest sexual tidbits, teats and vulva, from first-litter aborted, rather than virginal, shoats.
15) Every musa-vada must have its ingredients, which the Vinaya lays out with casuistic detail.
Finding the key, or rather finding a key--any key that is mutually recognized as the key becomes the key--may depend on imagination more than logic; it may depend on analogy, precedent, accidental arrangement, symmetry, aesthetic or geometric configuration, casuistic reasoning, and who the parties are and what they know about each other.
The first section following this introduction uses a variety of statistical indicators, from opinion surveys to reform indexes, as well as more casuistic evidence to measure and describe the symptoms of fatigue in public opinion, policymakers, opinion leaders, and international organizations and advisers.