Tact
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[German Version]

(Ger. Takt, Fr. tact, Lat. tactus, “sense of touch, feeling, influence”) denotes the practical judgment that enables the accurate application of rules in concrete cases by drawing on the totality of the determinants present in the mind as universal rules of common sense or experience, without being elevated to the level of conscious scientific clarity (I. Kant). In a moral sense, tact is sensitivity to what is right and proper given the distinctive character of a particular situation a…

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Huxel, Kirsten, “Tact”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025929>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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