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A historical approach to casuistry : norms and exceptions in a comparative perspective, edited by Carlo Ginzburg with Lucio Biasiori

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A historical approach to casuistry : norms and exceptions in a comparative perspective
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A historical approach to casuistry
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norms and exceptions in a comparative perspective
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edited by Carlo Ginzburg with Lucio Biasiori
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eng
Summary
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.--
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  • Ginzburg, Carlo
  • Biasiori, Lucio
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  • Casuistry
  • Social norms
  • Conscience, Examination of
Label
A historical approach to casuistry : norms and exceptions in a comparative perspective, edited by Carlo Ginzburg with Lucio Biasiori
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (311-343) and index
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volume
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text
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Contents
Preface, Carlo Ginzburg -- Acknowledgments -- Part I Casuistry and Medicine across Time and Space -- 1. A Framework for Casuistry: The Royal College of Paediatrics Guidance for Decision Making at The End of Life (2004-2015), Avishai Sarfatti -- 2. The Medical Case Narrative in Pre-Modern Europe and China: Comparative History of an Epistemic Genre, Gianna Pomata -- Part II Religious Anomalies in the Ancient and Medieval World -- 3. Rituals and Transgressions in Ancient Greece, Jan Bremmer -- 4. The Case About Jesus: (Counter-)History and Casuistry in Toledot Yeshu, Daniel Barbu -- 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 -- 6. The Many Roads to Justice: A Case of Adultery in Sixteenth-Century Cairo, Caterina Bori -- 7. Islamic Casuistry and Galenic Medicine: Hashish, Coffee and the Emergence of the Jurist-Physician, Islam Dayeh -- Part IV Casuistry between Reformation and Counter Reformation -- 8. The Exception as Norm: Casuistry of Suicide in John Donne's Biathanatos, Lucio Biasiori -- 9. 'Whether 'tis lawful for a man to beat his wife': Casuistical Exercises in Late-Stuart and Early-Hanoverian England, Giovanni Tarantino -- Part V Norms and Exceptions in the Early Modern Global World (Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries) -- 10. Indians' Forced Labour as Case for Exception in Seventeenth-Century Colonial America, Angela Ballone -- 11. Morality and Empire: Cases, Norms and Exceptions in Sixteenth-Century Portuguese Asia, Sanjay Subrahmanyam -- 12. An 'Our Father' for the Hottentots: Religion, Language and the Consensus Gentium, Martin Mulsow -- Part VI Inside and Outside Port-Royal -- 13. Port-Royal at grips with its own casuistry and Pascal's stand, Silvia Berti -- 14. Casuistry and Irony: Some Reflections on Pascal's Provinciales, Carlo Ginzburg -- Sources -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
on1083312011
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 353 pages
Isbn
9781350006751
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1098107645
Label
A historical approach to casuistry : norms and exceptions in a comparative perspective, edited by Carlo Ginzburg with Lucio Biasiori
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (311-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface, Carlo Ginzburg -- Acknowledgments -- Part I Casuistry and Medicine across Time and Space -- 1. A Framework for Casuistry: The Royal College of Paediatrics Guidance for Decision Making at The End of Life (2004-2015), Avishai Sarfatti -- 2. The Medical Case Narrative in Pre-Modern Europe and China: Comparative History of an Epistemic Genre, Gianna Pomata -- Part II Religious Anomalies in the Ancient and Medieval World -- 3. Rituals and Transgressions in Ancient Greece, Jan Bremmer -- 4. The Case About Jesus: (Counter-)History and Casuistry in Toledot Yeshu, Daniel Barbu -- 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 -- 6. The Many Roads to Justice: A Case of Adultery in Sixteenth-Century Cairo, Caterina Bori -- 7. Islamic Casuistry and Galenic Medicine: Hashish, Coffee and the Emergence of the Jurist-Physician, Islam Dayeh -- Part IV Casuistry between Reformation and Counter Reformation -- 8. The Exception as Norm: Casuistry of Suicide in John Donne's Biathanatos, Lucio Biasiori -- 9. 'Whether 'tis lawful for a man to beat his wife': Casuistical Exercises in Late-Stuart and Early-Hanoverian England, Giovanni Tarantino -- Part V Norms and Exceptions in the Early Modern Global World (Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries) -- 10. Indians' Forced Labour as Case for Exception in Seventeenth-Century Colonial America, Angela Ballone -- 11. Morality and Empire: Cases, Norms and Exceptions in Sixteenth-Century Portuguese Asia, Sanjay Subrahmanyam -- 12. An 'Our Father' for the Hottentots: Religion, Language and the Consensus Gentium, Martin Mulsow -- Part VI Inside and Outside Port-Royal -- 13. Port-Royal at grips with its own casuistry and Pascal's stand, Silvia Berti -- 14. Casuistry and Irony: Some Reflections on Pascal's Provinciales, Carlo Ginzburg -- Sources -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
on1083312011
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 353 pages
Isbn
9781350006751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1098107645

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