Conscience

[New Entry by Alberto Giubilini on March 14, 2016.] Through our individual conscience, we become aware of our deeply held moral principles, we are motivated to act upon them, and we assess our
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[New Entry by Alberto Giubilini on March 14, 2016.] Through our individual conscience, we become aware of our deeply held moral principles, we are motivated to act upon them, and we assess our character, our behavior and ultimately our self against those principles. Different philosophical, religious and common sense approaches to conscience have emphasized different aspects of this broad characterization. The resulting more specific understandings of conscience will be presented in the sections below. On any of these accounts, conscience is defined by its inward looking and subjective...

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