21 July 2005

Casuistry, a word for our times

I learned this word a few days ago and am just so fond of it.

casuistry: * n. the use of clever but unsound reasoning, esp. in relation to moral questions; sophistry. * the resolving of moral problems by the application of theoretical rules to particular instances.
(source: The New Oxford American Dictionary, second edition, 2005)

Come on, use it in a sentence; you know you want to.

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