Conscience in Medieval Philosophy

Cambridge University Press (1980)
This book presents in translation writings by six medieval philosophers which bear on the subject of conscience. Conscience, which can be considered both as a topic in the philosophy of mind and a topic in ethics, has been unduly neglected in modern philosophy, where a prevailing belief in the autonomy of ethics leaves it no natural place. It was, however, a standard subject for a treatise in medieval philosophy. Three introductory translations here, from Jerome, Augustine and Peter Lombard, present the loci classici on which subsequent discussions drew; there follows the first complete treatise on conscience, by Philip the Chancellor, while the two remaining translations, from Bonaventure and Aquinas, have been chosen as outstanding examples of the two main approaches which crystallised during the thirteenth century.
Keywords Conscience Christianity  Conscience  Philosophy, Medieval
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy the book $29.99 used (34% off)   $40.02 new (12% off)   $44.99 direct from Amazon    Amazon page
Call number B738.C65.C66
ISBN(s) 0521892708   9780521892704  
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 15,974
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Thomas Natsoulas (1991). The Concept of Consciousness: The Personal Meaning. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 21 (September):339-67.
Thomas Natsoulas (1991). The Concept of Consciousness: The Personal Meaning. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour (September) 339 (September):339-367.
Mark Sultana (2015). On Conscience and Prudence. Heythrop Journal 56 (4):619-628.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

19 ( #145,287 of 1,725,834 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #348,700 of 1,725,834 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.