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  1. Conscience is what we call those drives that prompt us to avoid provoking fear or contempt in others. (Web site)
  2. Conscience is the reason, employed about questions of right and wrong, and accompanied with the sentiments of approbation and condemnation. (Web site)
  3. Conscience is the capacity for moral judgment (moral awareness). (Web site)
  4. Conscience is the most reliable, and mst useful, tool we have for making ethical decisions.
  5. Conscience is a moral facultythat leads one to believe he is making a morally right or wrong decision. (Web site)


  1. Conscience is generally thought of as a moral faculty, sense, or consciousness which prompts the individual to make right choices. (Web site)
  2. To avoid these negative and unpleasant feelings, we modify our behavior: thus "conscience" prompts us to behave "rightly". (Web site)


  1. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
  2. There the heart often stands for conscience. (Web site)
  3. Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness.
  4. A requirement of conscience, then, is the capacity to see ourselves from the point of view of another person. (Web site)

Erring Conscience

  1. An erring conscience may lead us down the path of an apparent good, which will not lead to human flourishing. (Web site)
  2. If however, an erring conscience is the result of an invincible ignorance of factors that are beyond your control, your actions are not culpable.
  3. You have an erring conscience if you are mistaken or confused about the moral course of action. (Web site)


  1. The medieval schoolmen made a distinction between conscience and a closely related concept called synderesis. (Web site)
  2. The first act of the conscience identified in the Catechism with synderesis is what I call Conscience-1. (Web site)


  1. The Church post-"Veritatis splendor" is still struggling to recover a Catholic sense of conscience and authority. (Web site)
  2. The Catholic view of conscience presupposes an optimistic view of human capacities to discern the good, even after the Fall. (Web site)
  3. The Catholic Church is far from alone today in facing polarization over the meaning and roles of conscience and authority. (Web site)
  4. Catholic must be prepared to accept moral instruction from the Church and never appeal to conscience to make an exception for himself. (Web site)


  1. Any consideration of conscience must consider the estimate or determination of conscience and the resulting conviction or right or duty. (Web site)
  2. Similarly, conscience is not a thing to be acquired, and it is not a duty to acquire it; but every man, as a moral being, has it originally within him. (Web site)

Moral Law

  1. To his opinion, the answer about human conscience is as follows: a man obtains the moral law, which is conscience, through his native language.
  2. To appeal to conscience was to foreclose all further discussion and to claim immunity to reasoned argument or the moral law. (Web site)


  1. Besides synderesis, though, there is conscience in another sense, which they called conscientia. (Web site)
  2. If this is true, then at bottom, handling issues of conscience means handling the problem of error and specifically, error in conscientia. (Web site)


  1. Joseph Butler argued that conscience is God -given and should always be obeyed. (Web site)
  2. Butler refers to the use of ---self-love--- and ---benevolence--- in conscience, which can be attributed to the Agape of Situational ethics.


  1. Shaftesbury (Inquiry II, 2, 1) regards conscience as the consciousness of wrongdoing, not of rightdoing. (Web site)
  2. Conscience Image:Merge-arrow.gifIt has been suggested that this article or section be mergedinto Consciousness. (Web site)


  1. He stated that conscience - is a common, one for all, knowledge about what good is and what evil is for humankind. (Web site)
  2. Genius people by their immense life work raises to such highs of the truth, that these great people are called the conscience of humankind.


  1. In popular culture, the conscience is often illustrated as two entities, an angel and a devil, each taking one shoulder.
  2. The scrupulous conscience is traditionally seen as an obstacle, even an instrument of the devil, in Christian moral theology.


  1. My personal conviction is that half of the issues of conscience in the Academy have their origin right here. (Web site)
  2. The payoff, the consolation, is this: we are finally ready to consider how issues of conscience might be handled in the Academy. (Web site)


  1. My conscience hath a thousand several tongues, And every tongue brings in a several tale, And every tale condemns me for a villain.
  2. To put the matter in the simplest terms, we must choose between two tales about conscience. (Web site)

Different People

  1. The 'erring conscience' as Aquinas termed it, explains the differences that may arise in different people's concientia.
  2. Conscience can prompt different people in quite different directions, depending on their beliefs.


  1. One could argue that these ---attempts--- are in fact the conscience itself, and it therefore does support its use in decision-making. (Web site)
  2. However, as Vardy claims, there is no such thing as a conscience in Situational ethics --- only the attempts of making appropriate decisions in situations.


  1. He must not be forced to act contrary to his conscience. (Web site)
  2. Aquinas reasoned that acting contrary to your conscience is an evil action, since although it may be mistaken at times it is our only guide. (Web site)


  1. The Greeks often used phronesis where we should use "conscience", but the two terms are far from coincident. (Web site)
  2. Neither for "obligation" nor for "conscience" had the Greeks a fixed term. (Web site)


  1. Commonly used metaphors refer to the "voice of conscience" or "voice within". (Web site)
  2. The voice of conscience 1.1 What conscience is not It might scandalize you to hear that I keep a lady in my car to instruct me on which way to go in life. (Web site)


  1. Nor must he be prevented from acting according to his conscience, especially in religious matters" (ibid., paragraph 1782). (Web site)
  2. The Church eventually agreed, saying, "Man has the right to act according to his conscience and in freedom so as personally to make moral decisions. (Web site)
  3. Many churches consider following one's conscience to be as important as, or even more important than, obeying human authority. (Web site)
  4. Amnesty International has created the term prisoner of conscience to mean a person imprisoned for their conscientious beliefs. (Web site)
  5. We experience the operation of conscience as guilt and shame. (Web site)


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