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"Conscience,"[1] Wikipedia. Summaries of definitions, religious, secular, and philosophical views of conscience together with extensive references.

Douglas Langston. "Medieval Theories of Conscience."[2] Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. The use and philosophy of "conscience" and synderesis[3] by Bonaventura, Aquinas, Scotus, Ockham, and others. Links to other sources provided.

J. Rickaby, "Conscience,"[4]. Catholic Encyclopedia. An summary account of the definition, history, and philosophy of conscience from a religious point of view from New Advent.

W. R. Sorley, "Conscience."[5] Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology. An entry on "conscience" in James Mark Baldwin's 1901 dictionary online.





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Synderesis is the ability to act in accordance with our innate conscience's distinction of good from evil. Eds.