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    The Case for Casuistry in Environmental Ethics
    Environmental Ethics 38 (3): 287-305. 2016.
    Casuistry, or case-based reasoning, should be used in environmental ethics. Casuistry came to prominence during the transition from medieval to modern, when historical circumstances challenged settled moral perspectives. Similarly, environmental ethics arose in response to real-life dilemmas that also challenged existing moral theories. Casuistry’s focus on cases means that it can resolve individual environmental dilemmas without needing to solve every other problem in the field. It is a “taxono…Read more