Definitions of probabilism

n (philosophy) the doctrine that (since certainty is unattainable) probability is a sufficient basis for belief and action

Type of:
philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory
a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy

n a Roman Catholic system of casuistry that when expert opinions differ an actor can follow any solidly probable opinion that he wishes even though some different opinion might be more probable

Type of:
moral philosophy based on the application of general ethical principles to resolve moral dilemmas

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