belief that when in doubt one must choose most likely answer

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  • probabiliorism — PROBABILIORÍSM s.n. Sistem catolic de teologie morală potrivit căruia nu suntem obligaţi să respectăm legea când existenţa acesteia e mai puţin probabilă decât nonexistenţa ei. [pron. li o . / cf. it. probabiliorismo < lat. probabilior,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Probabiliorism — Prob a*bil i*o*rism, n. The doctrine of the probabiliorists. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • probabiliorism — noun The belief that man is fated to do what is almost certainly correct …   Wiktionary

  • probabiliorism — prob·a·bil·i·o·rism …   English syllables

  • probabiliorism —  Пробабилиоризм …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • probabiliorism — ˌpräbəˈbilēəˌrizəm noun ( s) Etymology: French probabiliorisme, from Latin probabilior (comp. of probabilis probable) + French isme ism more at probable : a theory that in moral questions where certainty is impossible only the more probable… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Probabilism — • The moral system which holds that, when there is question solely of the lawfulness or unlawfulness of an action, it is permissible to follow a solidly probable opinion in favour of liberty even though the opposing view is more probable.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Catholic Probabilism — Probabilism, in Catholic moral theology, provides a way of answering the question about what to do when one does not know what to do. Probabilism proposes that one can follow a probable opinion regarding whether an act may be performed morally,… …   Wikipedia

  • Moral Theology — • Limited to those doctrines which discuss the relations of man and his free actions to God and his supernatural end, and propose the means instituted by God for the attainment of that end Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Moral Theology …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Probabilism — In theology and philosophy, probabilism (from Latin probare , to test, approve) holds that in the absence of certainty, probability is the best criterion. TheologyIn moral theology, especially Catholic, it refers especially to the view in… …   Wikipedia

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