The general purpose of this dissertation is to explore casuistry—case-based reasoning—as a discredited, rehabilitated, and, most importantly, persistent form of moral reasoning. Casuistry offers a much needed corrective to principle-based approaches. I offer a defense of a “principle-modest” casuistry and explore the epistemology of casuistry, describing the prerequisite knowledge required for casuistry. I conclude by arguing that casuistry is best understood as a neo-premodernist approach to moral reasoning.
|Advisor:||Turner, Stephen P.|
|Commitee:||Ariew, Roger, Cissna, Kenneth N., Williams, Thomas|
|School:||University of South Florida|
|School Location:||United States -- Florida|
|Source:||DAI-A 73/02, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Epistemology, Ethics, Philosophy|
|Keywords:||Cases, Casuistry, Conscience, Ethics, Moral reasoning, Neo-premodernism, Principles, Taxonomies|
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