Knowledge of one's own thoughts or actions; consciousness.
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 which is right; the moral faculty passing judgment on one's self; the moral sense.
The estimate or determination of conscience; conviction or right or duty.
Tenderness of feeling; pity.
Our internal 'voice' which tells us right from wrong, some people believe that this is the voice of God within us.
a knowledge or sense of right and wrong, with a compulsion to do the former and a feeling of guilt if one acts in violation of that moral judgment
not a superegoic function (Freud) but a reaction of the real self to our health or malfunctioning. (Fromm referred to it as the "humanistic conscience.") By contrast, self-accusations stem from neurotic pride.
The term literally means "with knowledge." Thomas Aquinas considered conscience a "sacred and sovereign monitor" that governs our moral decisions. Kant emphasized the judicial aspect of conscience, "duty's inner citadel." Many college educators believe that helping students develop a strong conscience--a desire to do what's right--is at the heart of a character education.
that faculty within our heart that determines right and wrong thoughts and actions, and instantly approves or convicts us; the voice of our spirit.
conscience: that psychological component within each person also known as the "still, small voice within," that signifies our moral and ethical code, right from wrong. A person without a conscience is a "sociopath" or totally selfish and run by the negative ego/self-centered mind. The exercise of the discriminative sense, developed as the conscious mind assumes increasing control.
A Perceiver connection between two Mercy experiences separated by time which has the potential to affect identity in a negative way. If Mercy strategy identifies with the first experience (which feels good), then Perceiver thought predicts that Mercy thought will also have to identify with the second experience (which feels bad). Conscience and patience use the same mental mechanism.
Conscience is a judgment of reason whereby the human person recognizes the moral quality of a concrete act that he is going to perform, is in the process of performing, or has already completed. Conscience is not the Intellect, it is not a Virtue, it is a Practical Judgment of the Intellect; and Prudence is the Virtue (a permanent disposition of the soul) that guides that Practical Judgment. It does not stem from emotions or feelings.
The component of the superego that involves behaviors disapproved of by parents.
motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
conformity to one's own sense of right conduct; "a person of unflagging conscience"
a feeling of shame when you do something immoral; "he has no conscience about his cruelty"
an inward realization or sense of right and wrong that excuses or accuses one
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.
Acquinas called it "the mind of man making moral judgements." It is variously understood as meaning the voice of God within us (Butler), our sense of moral right and wrong or our super-ego enforcing the rules of behaviour implanted within us when we were young (Freud). Ethical issues surrounding conscience include the conflict between state law or religious belief and individual conscience (Civil Disobedience), the justification of conscience as a reason for moral behaviour and the difficulties in defining and relying on conscience as a guide for moral behaviour. Cardinal Newman said "I toast the Pope but I toast conscience first."
Is the judgement of the intellect. It is conceived to decide as to the moral quality of one's own thoughts or acts, enjoining what is good.
A person's moral judgment upon himself or herself. It often indicates the sense of judgment of right or wrong regarding what has been done.
The interaction of the spirit mind and physical mind centered on what a person believes to be the truth. It is the moral voice of human mind and the object of original mind. It seeks to direct humans to the fulfillment of their true purpose as beings of absolute value.
Conscience is generally thought of as a moral faculty, sense, or feeling that impels individuals to believe that particular activities are morally right or wrong.
An internal recognition of standards of right and wrong by which the individual judges his or her conduct. See also superego.
In Freudian theory, the part of the superego that defines unacceptable behaviors and actions, usually as also defined by the parents.
Conscience is a faculty or sense that leads to feelings of remorse when we do things that go against our moral values, or which informs our moral judgment before performing such an action. Such feelings are not intellectually reached, though they may cause us to 'examine our conscience' and review those moral precepts, or perhaps resolve to avoid repeating the behaviour.