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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. Which Theologian taught that conscience is an intuition?

  • St Paul
  • Butler
  • Newman
  • Aquinas

3. Humanistic Conscience - has 'an intuitive knowledge of what is human and inhuman, what is conductive to life and what is destructive of life'

  • Piaget
  • Fromm
  • Freud
  • Augustine

4. Who said, of the Gentiles 'God's law is written in their heart, for their own conscience and thought either accuse them or tell them they are doing right'

  • Paul in Romans 2:15
  • Aquinas
  • Jesus in the Gospels Luke and Matthew
  • Peter in 1 Peter 2:12

5. Aquinas used the concept of Synderesis. What did he mean by this?

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


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