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Probabilism
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[German Version]

(tutiorism). The term probabilism (Lat. probabilis) denotes in ethics a theory about conflict situations in which no morally preferable decision can be taken within the scope of absolutely incontestable and unambiguous convictions, but only on the basis of merely probable principles. Probabilism is developed either as a theory for solving individual and strictly limited problematical cases, where there is a lack of clarity as to which ethical principles should be adduced, or it is assu…

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Stroh, Ralf, “Probabilism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024693>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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