Conscience

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What is conscience?
Our moral sense of what is right or wrong.
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Augustine (Divine Love)
Divine love binds all aspects of virtue to the one virtue which is God, and conscience emerges from the outflow of God's divine love. Also thinks it is God talking to us in times of solitary.
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Augustine (Divine Love)
God implants knowledge of right conduct in us, and this can be know through conscience.A person cannot rightly act without the grace of God. Augustine makes the conscience the most important factor in making ethical decisions.
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Augustine Evaluation
He claims you cannot question conscience as it is God's voice. Hard to accept, what if conscience goes against Church teachings? Not possible to determine if it is God or just self-delusion. Does God contradict himself when he tells ppl 2 act diff
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Aquinas (reason seeking understanding)
he distinguished between an innate ability to distinguish between right and wrong(SYNDERSIS) and our ability to make a judgement using our reason(CONSCIENTA) So conscience for Aquinas is reason making right decisions not some innate voice telling us
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Aquinas Evaluation
The same natural law for all humans, yet different societies and cultures may have different moral laws and as a result their conscience may vary.
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Divine love binds all aspects of virtue to the one virtue which is God, and conscience emerges from the outflow of God's divine love. Also thinks it is God talking to us in times of solitary.

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Augustine (Divine Love)

Card 3

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God implants knowledge of right conduct in us, and this can be know through conscience.A person cannot rightly act without the grace of God. Augustine makes the conscience the most important factor in making ethical decisions.

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Card 4

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He claims you cannot question conscience as it is God's voice. Hard to accept, what if conscience goes against Church teachings? Not possible to determine if it is God or just self-delusion. Does God contradict himself when he tells ppl 2 act diff

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Card 5

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he distinguished between an innate ability to distinguish between right and wrong(SYNDERSIS) and our ability to make a judgement using our reason(CONSCIENTA) So conscience for Aquinas is reason making right decisions not some innate voice telling us

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