Sunday, June 19, 2022
What is conscience and when should we follow it?
my main website. First up is a lecture on the theme “What is Conscience and When Should We Follow It?” which I’ve given a couple of times but has never seen print. Is conscience a kind of emotion? A kind of perceptual faculty or “moral sense”? An operation of the intellect? Or some sui generis faculty? When are we obligated to follow conscience? What is a lax conscience? A scrupulous conscience? A doubtful conscience? What does the Catholic Church teach about these matters? These issues and related ones are addressed in the talk.