How does Bain define "conscience"? Is his definition congruent with the contemporary use of the word?
According to Bain, how are the emotions and self-interest related to conscience?
How is conscience shaped by education, law, and authority? Explain what Bain means by the "effect of contiguous association"?
According to Bain how does conscience develop in children who were neglected by their parents?
Does Bain distinguish between the mores and the morals of a society? What reasons does he provide for his judgment?
Alexander Bain. Moral Science: A Compendium of Ethics (New York: D. Appleton, 1869) 42-45.
Charles Sanders Peirce, Collected Papers of Charles Sanders Peirce, ed. Charles Hartshorne and Paul Weiss (Cambridge Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1935), ¶ 398.
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