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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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322 words

(συνείδησις), a term rarely found in ancient philosophy. Taken literally, syneidesis originally meant personal knowledge or understanding shared with another; ...

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
Subject:
Religion
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172 words

The modern understanding of conscience as a faculty by which past actions or dispositions are assessed or future actions evaluated, ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007
A person's sense of right and wrong, which constrains behaviour and causes feelings of guilt if its demands are not met. These moral strictures are believed to be learnt through ... More
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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
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170 words

By ‘conscience’ is meant the sense of right and wrong in an individual; described variously by philosophers as a reflection ...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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507 words

The word conscientia, among the medievals, was limited to the ethical domain properly so called, in contrast to the ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006
a clean conscience is a good pillow there are a number of traditional ways of expressing the notion that a clear conscience enables its possessor to sleep soundly, even, as a well-attested ... More

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