Definition of Probabilism

1. Noun. A Roman Catholic system of casuistry that when expert opinions differ an actor can follow any solidly probable opinion that he wishes even though some different opinion might be more probable.

Generic synonyms: Casuistry
Derivative terms: Probabilistic



2. Noun. (philosophy) the doctrine that (since certainty is unattainable) probability is a sufficient basis for belief and action.
Category relationships: Philosophy
Generic synonyms: Philosophical Doctrine, Philosophical Theory
Derivative terms: Probabilistic

Definition of Probabilism

1. n. The doctrine of the probabilists.

Definition of Probabilism

1. Noun. (theology philosophy) The doctrine that, in the absence of certainty, probability is the best criterion. ¹

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Definition of Probabilism

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Literary usage of Probabilism

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"But the Church during many centuries has tolerated probabilism, ... That the Church has tolerated probabilism is shown from the numerous approved authors, ..."

2. The Theory of Morals by Paul Janet (1905)
"MORAL probabilism. ALL the difficulties which may arise from the different states of the moral consciousness are brought together, so to speak, ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"But the Church during many centuries has tolerated probabilism, ... That the Church has tolerated probabilism is shown from the numerous approved authors, ..."

4. Ethics, General and Special by Owen Aloysius Hill (1920)
"THESIS VII probabilism is a safe and correct system in matters of conscience. Jouin, 51-58; Rickaby, 152-159. QUESTION Rigorism or Absolute ..."

5. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1868)
"The doctrine of ' probabilism' is founded upon these distinctions; and it presents itself ... Opposed to all these four, is the school oi Anti-probabilism, ..."

6. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"probabilism: A doctrine of Roman Catholic moral theology that in case of ethical ... A tendency toward probabilism early became evident in the Church, ..."

7. A Study of Social Morality by Wellstood Alexander Watt (1901)
""probabilism steps in, only where a case is practically insoluble to an agent ... Then he strikes upon the principle which is at the root of probabilism, ..."

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