Conscience

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  • Created on: 10-12-13 12:23

1. What contribution did Piaget make to the debate on conscience?

  • The conscience can never lead us to make bad choices
  • Piaget saw it as a unhealthy thing that preventing us from developing
  • We can study the way the conscience develops over time, noting four phases and stages
  • The conscience is evidence that humans must have been created by God
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2. Aquinas used the concept of Synderesis. What did he mean by this?

  • The ability to grasp our ultimate human nature, to know the primary precepts
  • Deriving secondary precepts and applying them to real situations
  • Synderesis means that people sin sometimes, through ignorance
  • The ability to balance self interest against the needs of others

3. Who said 'I shall drink to my conscience, and then the Pope'?

  • Butler
  • Newman
  • Aquinas
  • St Paul

4. 'Conscience is our natural guide, it is assigned to us by the Author of our nature: it is our duty to walk in that path, and follow this guide'

  • Butler
  • Freud
  • Newman
  • Aquinas

5. Authoritarian conscience - we internalise rules of external authorities feel guilt for breaking them, and become more submissive to the authority.

  • Hume
  • Fromm
  • Piaget
  • Aquinas

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