The Abuse of Casuistry: A History of Moral Reasoning

The Abuse of Casuistry: A History of Moral Reasoning

by Albert R. Jonsen, Stephen Toulmin, Stephen E. Toulmin
     
 

In this engaging study, the authors put casuistry into its historical context, tracing the origin of moral reasoning in antiquity, its peak during the sixteenth and early seventeenth century, and its subsequent fall into disrepute from the mid-seventeenth century.

Overview


In this engaging study, the authors put casuistry into its historical context, tracing the origin of moral reasoning in antiquity, its peak during the sixteenth and early seventeenth century, and its subsequent fall into disrepute from the mid-seventeenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520069602
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/22/1990
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
420
Sales rank:
1,069,558
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author


Albert R. Jonsen is Professor of Ethics in Medicine and Chairman, Department of Medical Humanities, University of Washington School of Medicine. Stephen Toulmin is Avalon Foundation Professor of the Humanities at Northwestern University.

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