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CONSCIENCE by Mind Map: CONSCIENCE
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CONSCIENCE

Concept

Is an ability or a faculty that distinguishes whether one's actions are right or wrong

It can lead to feelings of remorse when a human does things that go against his/her moral values, and to feelings of rectitude or integrity when actions conform to such norms.

The extent to which conscience informs moral judgment before an action and whether such moral judgments are, or should be, based wholly in reason has occasioned debate through much of the history of Western philosophy.

Commonly used metaphors for conscience include the "voice within" and the "inner light".

Religious, secular and philosophical views about conscience

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Philosophical views

Example of conscience

W. Mark Felt an agent of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation who retired in 1973 as the Bureau's Associate Director, acted on conscience to provide reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein with information that resulted in the Watergate scandal.

So too was the act by the Tank Man, or the Unknown Rebel photographed holding his shopping bag in the path of tanks during the protests at Beijing's Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989.