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A Historical Approach to Casuistry

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Zusatztext As these wide-ranging essays demonstrate! casuistry is hardly so simple as normally believed! but a style of thought in which norms and exceptions are mutually constitutive! dialogically and dialectically interrelated. Time after time! we observe how established authorities in one domain or another (law! medicine! theology; Europe! Asia! the Americas) responded to deviations from what they prescribed and expected! struggling to defuse the challenge these anomalies present by construing them -- often with extraordinary ingenuity -- as exceptions that prove! rather than threaten the rule. Each chapter makes for fascinating reading! as does the volume as a whole. Zusammenfassung Casuistry! the practice of resolving moral problems by applying a logical framework! has had a much larger historical presence before and since it was given a name in the Renaissance. The contributors to this volume examine a series of case studies to explain how different cultures and religions! past and present! have wrestled with morality's exceptions and margins and the norms with which they break. For example! to what extent have the Islamic and Judaic traditions allowed smoking tobacco or gambling? How did the Spanish colonization of America generate formal justifications for what it claimed? Where were the lines of transgression around food! money-lending! and sex in Ancient Greece and Rome? How have different systems dealt with suicide?Casuistry lives at the heart of such questions! in the tension between norms and exceptions! between what seems forbidden but is not. A Historical Approach to Casuistry does not only examine this tension! but re-frames casuistry as a global phenomenon that has informed ethical and religious traditions for millennia! and that continues to influence our lives today. Informationen zum Autor Carlo Ginzburg is Franklin D. Murphy Professor of Italian Renaissance Studies at the University of California! Los Angeles! and Emeritus Professor of History of European Cultures at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa! Italy. Lucio Biasiori is Research Fellow at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa! Italy. His interests encompass early modern religious and cultural history. Inhaltsverzeichnis Preface! Carlo Ginzburg (University of California! Los Angeles! USA; Scuola Normale Superiore! Italy) Acknowledgments Part I Casuistry and Medicine across Time and Space 1. The Royal College of Paediatrics 2004 / 2015 Guidance for Decision Making at The End of Life : A Framework for Casuistry! Avishai Sarfatti (Oxford University! UK) 2. The Medical Case Narrative in Pre-Modern Europe and China: Comparative History of an Epistemic Genre! Gianna Pomata (Johns Hopkins University! USA) Part II Religious Anomalies in the Ancient and Medieval World 3. (Un)written Laws and Transgressions in Ancient Greece and Rome! Jan Bremmer (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen! Netherlands) 4. The Case About Jesus: (Counter-)History and Casuistry in Toledot Yeshu! Daniel Barbu (CNRS! UMR 8584! Laboratoire d'études sur les monothéismes! Paris! France) Part III Legal Casuistry between Judaism and Islam 5. "I signed but I did not say": The Status of Chess in Early Modern Judaism! Andrew Berns (University of South Carolina! USA) 6. The Many Roads to Justice: A Case of Adultery in Sixteenth-Century Cairo! Caterina Bori (Università di Bologna! Italy) 7. Islamic Casuistry and Galenic Medicine: Hashish! Coffee and the Emergence of the Jurist-Physician! Islam Dayeh (Freie Universität Berlin! Germany) Part IV Casuistry between Reformation and Counter Reformation 8. The Exception as Norm: Casuistry of Suicide in John Donne's Biathanatos! Lucio Biasiori (Scuola Normale Superiore! Italy) 9. "Whether 'tis lawful for a man to beat his wife": Casuistical Exercises in Late-Stuart and Early-Hanoveri...


Titel: A Historical Approach to Casuistry
Untertitel: Norms and Exceptions in a Comparative Perspective
EAN: 9781350168879
ISBN: 978-1-350-16887-9
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Bloomsbury Academic
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 376
Gewicht: g
Größe: H234mm x B156mm
Jahr: 2020