probabilism

Definitions of probabilism
  1. noun
    (philosophy) the doctrine that (since certainty is unattainable) probability is a sufficient basis for belief and action
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    type of:
    philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory
    a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
  2. noun
    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
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    type of:
    casuistry
    moral philosophy based on the application of general ethical principles to resolve moral dilemmas
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