- n argumentation that is specious or excessively subtle and intended to be misleading
- n moral philosophy based on the application of general ethical principles to resolve moral dilemmas
- In seeking to counsel such persons, I have found myself resorting to all sorts of casuistry and rationalization in the hope that I might keep faith both with Your Holiness and with .
- But that involved a good deal of fancy footwork and casuistry.
- CCTV wouldn't be CCTV without fakement, casuistry and effrontery.
- Christopher Hitchens in Raw Story
I apply the Abraham Lincoln test for moral casuistry: 'If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.' Well, then, if waterboarding does not constitute torture, then there is no such thing as torture,Hitchens wrote after enduring the procedure.