PROBABILISM

In the empirical sciences, the concept of probabilism says that events can be predicted with a reasonably high degree of probability based on rational data. In ethical theory, however, the right solution to an ethical question is often hard to came by and one should be able to follow a course of the choice that has the greatest probability of being correct. For that probable answer, it is probably best to look for the opinion of people of respected moral judgment on the matter.

PROBABILISM: "In science, it is reasonable to assume that a rock will fall with a high degree of probability because of the existence of gravity."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PROBABILISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/probabilism/ (accessed October 18, 2019).
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