Pro-Tanto

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Pro-Tanto

Describing partial fulfillment of an agreement, contract, or payment. The term is usually used in a legal sense; that is, a judge may order a pro-tanto payment.
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The second is the question about whether a democracy can rightly enforce other laws against persons who have been pro tanto excluded from democratic public discourse.
Broome argumenta, aunque no de manera concluyente, a favor de la tesis de que los requisitos racionales son razones pro tanto.
For semi-compatibilists, the control required for moral responsibility constitutes having certain reasons, including pro tanto reasons, that causally determine our actions in an appropriate way.
Weaker Locative Analysis: G is non-instrumentally good for X if and only if (i) G is pro tanto non-instrumentally good, (ii) G has properties that generate, or would generate, agent-relative reasons for X to desire G for its own sake, (iii) G is essentially related to X.
In sum, it seems that there is a strong pro tanto moral argument along the lines above for extensive free speech from a concern for overall welfare.
For example, Hurd argues that considerations of formal justice and institutional efficiency may well provide officials pro tanto moral reason to punish the innocent.
He seems, therefore, to think that prima facie duties express general verdictive considerations and that they are prima facie, or pro tanto in the sense that any one can be overridden by any one of the others.
where the Court permitted the bifurcation of a single lease that covered two floors, and approved the assignment of the lease pro tanto for only one of those floors.
It might be a pro tanto merit in a work which could be outweighed by other pro tanto defects, so that overall the work lacks merit.
Even someone who adopts the second sort of stance seems pro tanto to be committing herself to giving her share, irrespective of the actions of others.
Those who had access--Leon Henderson, Averell Harriman, Edward Stettinius --were deemed to be, pro tanto, men of power.