Conscience

Conscience is an aptitude, faculty, intuition or judgment that assists in distinguishing right from wrong. Moral judgment may derive from values or norms (principles and rules). In psychological terms conscience is often described as leading to feelings of remorse when a human commits actions that go against his/her moral values and to feelings of...
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Conscience

• (n.) The estimate or determination of conscience; conviction or right or duty. • (n.) Tenderness of feeling; pity. • (n.) The faculty, power, or inward principle which decides as to the character of one`s own actions, purposes, and affections, warning against and condemning that which is wrong, and approving and prompting to that w...
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Conscience

(from the article `Ames, William`) ...(1622–33). Among his more important works are Medulla Theologiae (1623; The Marrow of Sacred Divinity, 1642) and De Conscientia et Ejus Jure vel ...
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Conscience

(from the article `Ogunmola, Kola`) ...well-known novel The Palmwine Drunkard. Although there were some claims that the adaptation lost much of the story`s original meaning, Omuti Apa ...
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conscience

(kon´shәns) an inner moral sense that distinguishes right acts from wrong. Difficulties arise in how the conscience decides between good and bad. Conscience is not always an adequate justification for action. the internalization of parental and social norms, related to the Freudian concept of supereg...
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Conscience

(Lat. conscientia, knowledge) Any emotionally-toned experience in which a tendency to act is inhibited by a recognition, socially conditioned, that suffering evil consequences is likely to result from acting on the impulse to act. -- A.J.B.
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conscience

noun conformity to one`s own sense of right conduct; `a person of unflagging conscience`
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Conscience

Con'science noun [ French conscience , from Latin conscientia , from consciens, present participle of conscire to know, to be conscious; con- + scire to know. See Science .] 1. Knowledge of one's own thoughts or actions; consciousness. [ Obsolete] « Th...
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conscience

a personal sense of the moral content of one`s own conduct, intentions, or character with regard to a feeling of obligation to do right or be good. ... [4 related articles]
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conscience

conscience I. Inward knowledge, consciousness; inmost thought, mind. 2. The internal acknowledgement or recognition of the moral quality of one's motives and actions; the sense of right and wrong as regards things for which one is responsible; the faculty or principle which pronounces upon the moral quality of one's actions or motives, approving t...
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conscience

conscience, sense of moral awareness or of right and wrong. The concept has been variously explained by moralists and philosophers. In the history of ethics, the conscience has been looked upon as the will of a divine power expressing itself in man's judgments, an innate sense of right and wrong res...
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conscience

Inner sense of what is morally right and wrong. Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud held that conscience is the superego. English theologian Joseph Butler, the leading conscience theorist in...
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Conscience

Our internal 'voice' which tells us right from wrong, some people believe that this is the voice of God within us.
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conscience

The cognitive and affective processes which constitute an internalised moral governor over an individual's moral conduct. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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conscience

the faculty of the human subject that enforces the moral law in a particular way for each individual by providing an awareness of what is right and wrong in each situation.
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conscience

the faculty of the human subject which enforces the moral law in a particular way for each individual by providing an awareness of what is right and wrong in each situation.
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conscience

the faculty of the human subject which enforces the moral law in a particular way for each individual by providing an awareness of what is right and wrong in each situation.
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conscience

[n] - motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person`s thoughts and actions 2. [n] - a feeling of shame when you do something immoral 3. [n] - conformity to one`s own sense of right conduct
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