tutiorism


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tutiorism

(ˈtjuːtɪəˌrɪzəm)
n
(Roman Catholic Church) (in Roman Catholic moral theology) the doctrine that in cases of moral doubt it is best to follow the safer course or that in agreement with the law
[C19: from Latin tutior safer, comparative of tutus safe]
ˈtutiorist n

tutiorism

Casuistry. a position in the probabilistic controversy of the 16th and 17th centuries maintaining that, in the absence of moral certitude, only the most rigorous of any probable courses of ethical action should be taken. Also called rigorism. — tutiorist, n.
See also: Philosophy
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tuziorismo
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What that species of Tutiorism involved appears, so far as concern with one's eternal salvation was concerned, to have sprung from an intense preoccupation with certainty, safety, and security.
He sees them, and many others, as part of a movement leading from medieval tutiorism to seventeenth-century probabilism.
Instead of modern probabilism, with its doctrine that in doubtful cases we should stand for freedom, we need a new tutiorism that is risk averse on the large issues, though open to risk on lesser social and political issues, precisely in order to avert larger risks.