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Casuistry
also called a branch of applied ethics and has 4 more synonyms

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  1. For example, while a principle-based approach might claim that lying is always morally wrong, the casuist would argue that, depending upon the details of the case, lying might or might not be illegal or unethical

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  2. (pronounced /ˈkæʒuːɨstri/) is an applied ethics term referring to case-based reasoning

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  3. used in juridical and ethical discussions of law and ethics, and often is a critique of principle-based reasoning

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  4. Critics use the term pejoratively for the use of clever but unsound reasoning, especially in relation to moral questions (see sophistry)

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  5. reasoning used to resolve moral problems by applying theoretical rules to particular instances

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